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Ferris State University Computer System Hacked, Many at Risk

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Ferris State University became the target of hackers, and it put many at risk.

Ferris says last month they learned some disturbing news that has them improving their security systems.

The Big Rapids university discovered an unauthorized person got into their computer system, getting access to thousands of people's personal information.

The school sent out letters to 39,000 people whose names and Social Security Numbers were accessible to whoever hacked the computer system.

The school says they are still trying to track down the hacker but are confident that the information was not stolen.

9&10's Katie Boomgaard and photojournalist Erin Malone have more details on what the school is doing about the massive computer hack.