A&M Again Urges NetID Password Changes

Some 20,000 holders of NetID accounts through Texas A&M still have not updated their passwords after the recent hacking into A&M's systems, that according to university officials.

As a result, on Wednesday, A&M will erase any passwords that haven't been changed. Those account holders will then have to call in to a special number to reestablish their accounts.

"To quote the man with the sign, 'The end is near,'" said Thomas Putnam with A&M's Computing and Information Services. "We're going to turn off the accounts so we can protect people from anything going on."

An estimated 86,000 accounts may have had their passwords stolen after a hack a little over a week ago. That number is down from preliminary estimates of 96,000.

The FBI is now partnering with University Police in the investigation. FBI labs in Houston are in the process of analyzing data from the affected systems.


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