UC Merced Applicants Receive Notification of Potential Identity Theft

San Joaquin Valley students who applied for admission to UC Merced for fall 2002 were recently notified of two incidents that may put them at risk for identity theft. This notification follows the discovery of evidence that one computer was hacked and that a laptop computer was stolen from a campus employee. Both computers reportedly contained students' personal information, including names, Social Security numbers, addresses and telephone numbers. To view the notification, visit http://www.ucm.edu/news_articles/02172004_notice_to_valley_students.asp.