Hacker Accesses Database With 60,000 Student Social Security Numbers
MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin officials announced on Dec. 9 that a hacker accessed the university’s “Legacy Database” earlier in the fall, exposing the Social Security numbers and names of 60,000 students.
The hack was discovered on Oct. 26. The database contained information from Wiscards printed prior to 2008. The university says it will send letters of notification to all students that may have been affected, The Badger Herald reports.
University spokesman John Lucas told the news source that to the best of the university’s knowledge, the Social Security numbers in the database had not been downloaded. The information has since been taken offline.
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