ORONO — The University of Maine says a computer server has been breached by hackers, potentially exposing personal information of people who made purchases through campus-based computer stores at UMaine and the University of Arkansas.

Police are analyzing the breach, but early estimates are that up to 1,007 online-only transaction records from the University of Arkansas with name and partial credit cards were on the server.

At UMaine, as many as 435 credit card numbers and 1,175 social security numbers were on the server. It’s unclear whether any of the data was compromised by the hackers.

The compromised server supported only online sales of campus computer stores. The system has no connection with any other UMaine computer systems containing student or university data.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.