San Jose State University officials deny hacker’s data theft claims

Robert Salonga reports:

San Jose State University officials are denying a computer hacker’s claims he stole a wealth of sensitive personal data from its largest student-run campus enterprise.

Monday, a hacker going by “S1ngularity” announced via Twitter that he infiltrated a server for the Associated Students of SJSU, a student-run nonprofit that oversees a host of campus services. It is separate from the university, with its own IT infrastructure, meaning no school data was affected.

The university acknowledged an intrusion occurred but has not corroborated the hacker’s boasts of posting information like students’ Social Security and driver’s license numbers.

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