Hackers recently accessed the personal data, including Social Security numbers, of 7,093 former students of Purdue University.

"The data breach, which occurred April 5, 2010, affected students who took mathematics courses from 2000 through the summer session of 2005," writes SecurityNewsDaily's Matt Liebowitz.

"According to Purdue's official statement, the school waited more than a year to alert students because school officials wanted to identify which of the 6.6 million nine-digit numbers stored on the server were actually Social Security numbers; the school then had determine which numbers belonged to which students," Liebowitz writes.

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