Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:23 PM by Donna Kelley
BOZEMAN - Letters were sent to thousands Montana State University employees after a computer was hacked into on the school's campus.
A computer in the central administration department was analyzed by a computer forensics company and taken offline after a virus was found on it.
The virus that was found would have allowed an unauthorized person to access information on the computer, which included names and social security numbers of staff, faculty and students who might have been employees. There was no financial, bank, credit card information or passwords on the computer.
MSU sent out 4,585 letters to employees on June 13, according to MSU Executive Director of Communications Tracy Ellig, who said he also got one.
The forensics company did not find any evidence indicating that someone had actually accessed information, Ellig said. To date, no one has come forward with any problems.