UT Dallas Combats Network Intrusion

UPDATE: Computer Network Intrusion
Affects Library Patrons; Analysis Complete

January 19, 2007

The completed analysis of networked computing resources at The University of Texas at Dallas indicates approximately 35,000 individuals potentially have had sensitive information exposed by a computer network intrusion.

The increase includes approximately 29,000 University of Texas at Dallas library patrons, including those who may hold cards from other libraries who have used the UT Dallas library.  Data potentially exposed in that group consists of names and social security numbers only.

There continues to be no indication that the information has been disclosed, disseminated or used to anyone’s detriment at this time.  

Other individuals whose information is known to be involved include:

  • In the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, students and faculty as well as applicants for admission dating back as far back as 1993.
  • All staff and faculty of the University who were employed from January 1999 through August 2005.

The information that may have been exposed includes names and Social Security numbers, and in some cases addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.

Investigation of the incident by law enforcement authorities continues.  The University is in the process of contacting by U.S. mail those individuals whose information could have been exposed. Individuals who are concerned that they might be affected by this intrusion are encouraged to go to www.utdallas.edu/datacompromise to learn how to protect their credit information. 

About UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,500 students.  The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores.  The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.  For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the university’s Web site at www.utdallas.edu.


Contact Susan Rogers, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2256, susan.rogers@utdallas.edu
Jenni Huffenberger, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4431, jennib@utdallas.edu

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