University of California, Berkeley, officials said May 7 that hackers infiltrated restricted computer databases, putting at risk health and other personal information on 160,000 students, alumni, and others, reports the Associated Press. The university said information in the database includes Social Security numbers, birth dates, health insurance information, and some medical records dating back to 1999. The school has identified 160,000 total names in the database and has contacted everyone, regardless of whether their Social Security number also was compromised. The server breach occurred on Oct. 6, 2008, and lasted until April 9, when campus staff performing routine maintenance found messages the school said were left by the hackers. The school said it had traced the hackers’ computers to a number of overseas locations, including China, and turned that information over to the FBI and campus police. An outside internet security firm has also been hired to conduct an audit of the school’s systems and its information security measures…

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