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Notre Dame, SSNs+CC#s+Check Images,hacker

Not much detail on this one, but it looks like a box used for fundraising purposes got 0wned. The intrusion was detected by “security software” on January 13, but the intrusion itself is said to have occurred between November 22 and January 12. [I guess they run Tripwire monthly ;^)].
Information potentially obtained by the intruders includes images of checks sent by donors, along with credit card and SSN information.
Further details are available at the Fort Wayne News Sentinel and the student-run Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s Observer.
Updated to add: We wrote about check images facilitating identity theft in October, 2005.