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San Jose Tech Museum Hacked

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San Jose Tech Museum Hacked

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SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) – A popular downtown San Jose technology museum has fallen victim to a hacker.

The Tech Museum of Innovation said that someone broke into three files on its system and stole the names, e-mail addresses, home addresses and phone numbers of up to 800 people who created an account on the museum website.

The information was posted to Twitter on Friday before it was taken down.

Museum spokesman Roqua Montez says those affected included people who signed up for membership events in 2006 and nominees for the museum’s tech awards in 2009. Credit card and social security numbers were not taken.

The museum has sent e-mails to everyone whose information was stolen. Montez said the affected files have since been moved to a more secure system.

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