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Former law school applicants at risk for identity theft

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 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 people who applied in 2005 and 2006 were recently compromised. The Law School has taken down the affected server as a result and added a firewall to better protect that 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.

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

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