Trent computer server hacked

February 5, 2009

Trent University is alerting several donors and alumni after an off-site computer server was recently hacked when its firewall failed following a power surge. The server contained some public and private data on donors and alumni, such as names, job titles, and degree and credit card information. Trent IT staff determined the hacker was not interested in the data itself, but rather wanted to repurpose the server for his or her own use. The breach cost Trent about $20,000, and the university is considering suing the company that hosts the server. Peterborough Examiner