Former law school applicants at risk for identify theft

More than 1,200 former applicants are at risk

The University of Wisconsin Law School has notified more than 1,200 former applicants that they could be at risk of identity theft because the school’s database was hacked.

The university says Social Security numbers from 2005 to 2006 applicants were recently compromised. The Law School has taken down the affected server as a result and added a firewall to better protect the data.

The State Journal says the school contacted UW Police about the hack. Police spokesman Marc Lovicott says investigators have identified a potential hacker, who lives out of state. No arrests have been made at this time.

The university discovered the database was hacked on November 3 and notified applicants on Tuesday.

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