Information theft is a very serious crime and the possibilities of what a thieve can do with the obtained information are practically limitless. Recently, UCLA has been victim of an unidentified hacker who managed to gain access to a database containing personal information on 800,000 people including students, faculty and alumni.
"We definitely do not know who it is yet," said Jim Davis, UCLA associate vice chancellor of information technology. "All indications so far are that this is a malicious, targeted attack and well orchestrated. And the other thing that was unnerving to us was that it was orchestrated in such a way so that it covered its tracks."
Everything indicates that robbery has a malicious intent, the information stolen included names, social security numbers, dates of birth, home addresses and contact information that could easily lead to identity theft. We will have to wait to see if this crime goes unpunished.