(follow-up) ME: Little found by police on June data breach

Jamison Cocklin reports:

For now, it seems the data breach that occurred last spring when two of the University of Maine’s computer servers were infiltrated by hackers will have few repercussions on the more than 4,000 students affected.

Officer Bill Mitchell, a computer forensics specialist who is leading the investigation for the University of Maine Police Department, said he believes hackers were unable to view sensitive data related to approximately 4,585 students who visited the university’s counseling center from August 2002 through June 2010.

Mitchell said in a telephone interview Monday that because the investigation is still open he could not go into details about any new evidence. He did say, however, there is no cause for alarm as no major findings have emerged since the inquiry began.

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