Ohio State University says unauthorized users accessed a computer server containing personal information on about 760 thousand current and former faculty, staff, students and others.
The university today said there's no indication information was taken and it does not believe there is a risk of identity theft. The university discovered the breach in October. The server includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses. It also stores information on applicants, consultants and contractors.
The university is offering those affected free credit protection services and has hired a data security firm to help strengthen its systems. The matter has been referred to the Highway Patrol for investigation.