FBI agent: Ball State identity thefts likely not campus hack…

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) _ An FBI agent says he doesn't think the identities of dozens of Ball State University employees were stolen because of any sort of hacking at the school.
 
FBI agent Neal Freeman tells The Star Press that Ball State and a third party didn't find any evidence of hacking into university computers. At least 140 employees had their identities stolen and used for fraudulent tax returns.
 
Cybersecurity experts at Indiana and Purdue universities have previously told the newspaper that the data breach likely occurred at a facility common among the affected employees.
 
Freeman spoke to about 50 Ball State employees on Wednesday. Officials from Anthem are set to visit campus next week, but the Indiana attorney general's office has said there's no evidence a breach at the health insurer is tied to the Ball State thefts.