An infected computer that held archived documents containing 808 Social Security numbers has been discovered at Penn State Harrisburg, according to a press release from Penn State Live.
The computer was found to contain malicious software that may have allowed it to communicate with an unauthorized computer outside of the network.
The Social Security numbers in question were related to conference registrations from 1999 to 2001, according to the release. Per the Pennsylvania Breach of Personal Information Notification Act, the university is reaching out to those whose information may have been compromised, providing them with contact information and steps to preventing identity theft.
While it is still unknown whether the Social Security numbers were stolen, the computer was shut down and taken off line immediately after the discovery.