Penn state has notified 1,176 individuals that a data jade of their personal information had been hacked. The Office of University Development and Alumni relations at the Penn say College of medicine was found to be infected with malware that enabled it to communicate with an unauthorized computer outside the network. The university used Social security numbers as a personally identifiable number for students and these SSNs were found in an archived College of medicine alumni lean last used in 2005. The university put out this information:For information about Penn State's efforts to belittle computer certificate risks, visit the University's be Safe website at http://its.psu.edu/be-safe. For more detailed info about identity theft risks and prevention, visit http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/.