Personal information on about 23,000 students at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, may have been put at risk when someone gained access to the school’s database, university officials announced.
Without disclosing specific details, the university said there is a possibility that the confidential identification information of students who submitted contracts to live in the university’s residence halls between 1997 and spring 2011 may have been compromised.
“While the investigation did not turn up any evidence that any specific information was copied from the files, it is a possibility,” a school spokesperson said.
The university sent letters to the 23,000 current and former students informing them that someone may have obtained their names and Social Security numbers.
While the school says the computers are now secured, the information could have been accessed as early as last spring.
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