Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter
ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — Hackers have gained access to 63,000 Social Security numbers belonging to current and former University of Central Florida students and staff, the school announced.
UCF President John Hitt said Thursday in an online letter that school officials discovered the breach in the university’s network last month.
The school has launched an investigation aided by a national digital forensics firm.
School officials say the breach didn’t include credit card information, financial information or medical records.
Hitt says he has authorized a review of the school’s online systems to determine how it can be improved following the breach.
UCF officials say they are notifying potential victims by letter and offering them one year of free credit monitoring and identity protection services.
(TM and © Copyright 2016 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)