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Credit card numbers stolen, reissue your card quickly

Date: October 13, 2006
By: The Canadian Press

The personal information -- including some credit card and bank account numbers -- of about 70,000 people who gave money to Brock University has been stolen from the school's computers by a hacker. Brock's vice-president academic Terry Boak said the digital intruder had the secret passwords needed to access the file listing of possibly every individual to ever donate to the university.

About 90 credit card numbers and some 270 bank account details were also in the file. Boak said those people were called within 24 hours, while the remaining thousands received a letter explaining what happened.
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