Hackers may have obtained the personal information of six thousand people who worked for, applied to or attended the University of Texas at Dallas.
The information suspected of being exposed belongs to staff and faculty employed by the university between January 1999 through August 2005 and students and faculty of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. Applicants for admission to the Jonsson school dating to 1993 also were affected.
The information includes names and Social Security numbers. In some cases, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers also might have been obtained.
The school discovered the intrusion Sunday and has been contacting people whose information could have been exposed.