Students React to Cornell Security Breach
Most Frustrated, Some More Nonchalant, None Happy
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Many students have expressed outrage at the event.
Geoff Bacon, an affected Cornell junior told WVBR that, "I want this person fired."
Others have been taking the event in stride.
Senior Eric Ross reacted calmly to the breach. "I just called and put a [fraud] alert on my account." Ross said.
Arjun Natarujun, a recent Cornell graduate, expressed his displeasure toward the incident before chucking and saying "at least there [are] 45,000 other people in the boat with me."
A few individuals have become incredibly paranoid over the theft.
One sophomore, who asked not to be identified, said he's going to be paying cash in the near future. "I think I'll walk into the bursar's office and pay my bill in twenties," he told WVBR.
WVBR reported Tuesday that over 45,000 Social Security numbers belonging to Cornell students and staff that were stolen during a security breach involving the theft of a University computer. No acts of fraud have been reported as of yet.
WVBR will be providing updates as the story develops in the coming days.
Students who had their social security numbers stolen during a security breach at Cornell University are not taking the news lightly.
Facebook news feeds and Twitter accounts have been buzzing with acknowledgments of their social security numbers being stolen. Some have just addressed their frustration, saying "Big Red Fail" or "WTF Cornell!?" Some are offering links to credit protection sites. Even a few have been explicit, using graphic language and threatening acts of vandalism against the University.