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Oregon State University Investigating Possible Bookstore Customer Information Theft

By Adam Dodge - Posted on June 3rd, 2008
Quick Facts
Date: 6/3/2008
Institution: Oregon State University
Type of Incident: Penetration
Number Affected: 4,700
Source: ESI
Abstract Source: Albany Democrat and Herald
Abstract
Oregon State Police are investigating the theft of the theft of online customer information from the Oregon State University bookstore. In total, the theft may affected 4,700 customers that had used credit cards in online purchases. The investigation began in March when a report indicated that 30 individuals may have been affected by a compromise of online orders. Last week the OSU Bookstore received numerous calls and e-mails alleging fraudulent credit card charges almost immediately following orders placed online through the OSU Bookstore. The bookstore immediately took down the affected servers and has worked to notify customers of the incident. According to the Oregon State Police, the incident appears to have originated from outside of the university.