Hackers breach UC computer database

May 8, 2009 12:28:56 PM PDT
Officials at the University of California at Berkeley say hackers infiltrated restricted computer databases, and the personal information of up to 160,000 people may be compromised. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The university says social security numbers, health insurance information and non-treatment medical records dating back to 1999 were stolen.

The databases also included personal information of parents and spouses who used the school's health services, and Mills College students who used Berkeley's health services.

Officials say personal medical records -- including patient diagnoses, treatments and therapies -- were not compromised.

The server breach occurred Oct. 6, 2008, and lasted until April 9.

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