Hackers access personal data of 46,000 University of California affiliates

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Hackers access personal data of 46,000 University of California affiliates

Hackers have compromised a server to access the personal information of some 46,000 students, faculty and staff at the University of California, San Francisco.

Administrators identified the intrusion late last month, and the university has since warned affected people to be on the lookout for identity theft.

The breached data includes the names, Social Security numbers and bank account information used for payroll and reimbursement deposits. The compromised server, which ran in the school’s main data center, was taken offline immediately after the IT department discovered the breach.

In addition to setting up an information hotline, the university has provided those affected with steps to take should they become victims of ID theft.

News of the breach came roughly four months after sister school, University of California, Los Angeles, was the subject of a major hack.

UCLA told 800,000 former students, staff, applicants and parents of students or applicants who applied for financial aid that their personal information may have been stolen. Cybercrooks reportedly were exploiting an undetected security hole in a database for more than a year.

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