U of A Law Students And Applicants May Have Had Personal Information Compromised

October 16, 2013

Thousands of people may have had their personal information stolen after a security breach at one of the University of Arizona’s colleges.

U of A’s James E. Rogers College of Law has told about 9,000 former students and applicants that an unauthorized intruder got access to a server mistakenly used to store personal information. According to the university, names, social security numbers, usernames and passwords may have been compromised.

That mainly impacted former University of Arizona law school students. Spokesman Chris Sigurdson said names, birth dates and social security numbers may have been stolen, but that the university is doing what it can for the victims.

“Anybody that may potentially be affected can sign up for 12 months of credit monitoring at our cost and that also includes a long-term fraud alert as well,” Sigurdson said.

Sigurdson said so far the university has not heard from anybody whose information has been tampered with.

After the hack was discovered, the server was shut down and the FBI was alerted. They are now investigating the case.

The school said it no longer uses Social Security numbers to identify people except when legally required.

KJZZ's Dennis Lambert contributed to this report.

Updated at 3:41 p.m. on 10/18/2013.