UC Berkeley Waits Three Months to Inform Hack Victims

Education // California, United States

Social Security numbers, credit card data and other personal information of employees that was stored on certain University of California, Berkeley servers may have been compromised.

The servers were part of the university’s Real Estate Division, which handles maintenance and construction of campus facilities.

Files on the servers date back as far as the early 1990s and contained about 1,300 Social Security numbers and 300 credit card numbers, most of them belonging to current or former university personnel.

There is no evidence the data has been fraudulently used yet.

Officials noticed the breach in September, took the servers offline “and hired an outside firm to comb through the databases and servers for personal information,” according to the LA Times.

The university began notifying those affected by the breach on Dec. 12.