OLLEGE PARK, Md. – Hackers, breaching the University of Maryland’s personnel information database security, obtained social security numbers dating back to 1998, according to a message from university President Wallace Loh.
“I am truly sorry. Computer and data security are a very high priority of our University,” Loh said in the letter posted online.
The database contained 309,079 records of faculty, staff, students and affiliated personnel from the College Park and Shady Grove campuses who have been issued a university ID since 1998, the letter states. The information contained within the record include social security numbers, date of birth and college ID.