In the latest of a series of data breaches at universities, the University of California at San Francisco says there was a breach at its medical campus, reports CNET News.
The breach may have compromised personal information of 46,000 campus and medical center faculty, staff and students. Names, Social Security numbers and bank account numbers may have been released from a server located at a University of California data center in Oakland, Calif., UCSF said in a statement Wednesday.
According to UCSF's website, the server was taken offline and no patient information was stored on the system.
"There is no specific evidence that data on this server were accessed inappropriately, but we cannot rule out such access."
The university has notified those affected and suggested they place a fraud alert on their credit reports. The school has established a Web site and hotline number to offer assistance.
Since early 2005, more than 150 million personal records have been exposed in dozens of incidents, according to information compiled by the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.