Investigation Continues into Anonymous U of I Messages

January 10, 2012

University of Illinois spokesman Tom Hardy says it could be a matter of days before the U of I finishes investigating a series of anonymous emails sent to a faculty advisory group about an enrollment management plan.

Those messages have been traced back to the computer of Lisa Troyer, who stepped down last week as university President Michael Hogan's chief of staff. Hardy said the investigation has looked at whether hacking was involved.

"I don't know that there's been evidence that would confirm that there had been some kind of hacking or breech of IT security," Hardy said.

Hardy said findings from the investigation will be shared with the U of I's Board of Trustees.

Board Member Karen Hasara urges everyone to remain patient as they wait on the results of the review, which she hopes will released by time the Trustees meet in Chicago next week.

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