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U of I Computer Systems Hacked
U of I Computer Systems Hacked

A former U of I student may have gained access to three thousand student social security numbers when he hacked the systems. Daniel Beckwitt pleaded guilty to computer fraud earlier this month but police now say the extent of his crime was greater than they first believed.

Police say Beckwitt sneaked into an office at Hendrick House residence hall and used a thumb drive to download student information, including their social security numbers. Officials don’t believe Beckwitt used the numbers in any way but they are notifying students who were impacted.