Someone hacked into a web server at the University of South Carolina.
The breach to the College of Education files was discovered June 6. It included confidential, personally identifiable information of approximately 34,000 individuals.
The University of South Carolina has begun notifying people after a forensic investigation identified ”all persons who may have been impacted.” The university has mailed them instructions to access further help.
The university has hired an independent firm to help with credit freeze consultation and interpreting and analyzing credit reports.
USC officials said in a press release, “Although the university has no evidence that every record stored on this server was inappropriately accessed, it is advising all included persons to take appropriate precautions, such as placing fraud alerts on their credit files with each of the major credit reporting agencies.”
The school says no other persons were affected by this incident.