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MSU Computer System Detects Virus

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BOZEMAN - Montana State University officials said a computer virus might have made personal information including social security numbers of past and present employees available to hackers.

About 4,500 employees were on the affected hard drive. So far, no identify theft is reported. This is the second time in the last year that employees information may have been accessed. In December, a school's hard drive was without encryption software leaving it susceptible to some viruses.

MSU Spokesperson, Tracy Ellig said the University is reviewing it's security procedures.

"We've purchased some software that's going through and looking at all the hard drives of our computers to see if they have any sensitive information on them," said Ellig. "If they do, we're flagging those and determining does that really need to be there or should it be moved to a secure server."

If you received a letter from the University saying your information was accessed, you are eligible for a year of free credit monitoring.

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