Hacking incidents prompt universities to rethink balance between openness, security

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In the two weeks between recent revelations that hackers stole data on students, alumni and faculty from the University of Maryland, College Park and the Johns Hopkins University, nearly 360,000 records were swiped in similar attacks at schools in Pennsylvania, Indiana and North Dakota.

Online thieves have increasingly sought sensitive or otherwise valuable data from educational institutions, experts say.

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