Ohio State University database hacked

A database containing Social Security numbers, addresses and dates of birth of everyone who’s ever had an Ohio State University e-mail address (@osu.edu) has been breached by unknown perpetrators but, apparently, no data was taken out of the system.

Softpedia reports that the computer on which the database was located shows evidence of having been used to initiate cyber attacks against unspecified targets, and the forensic analysts believe that to be the main reason behind the compromise.

But, just to be on the safe side, the University has sent out a notification letter stating those findings to all the people – 760,000 individuals alltogether – whose personal information was in that database, and offered them a one-year free subscription to a credit protection program.