UF Security Breech
Their names, addresses, and social security numbers were posted online for years.
"I would have never seen this coming. I always, you know, hope the university had adequate security procedures," said Karla Burgos, a UF alum.
But thanks to a few student employees who posted sensitive information online, now Burgos and thousands of other former students have something to worry about.
"I'm studying for the Florida Bar, and God forbid somebody does something illegal with my account information. It poses a great risk for me," said Burgos.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando says data like names, addresses, and social security numbers were posted online for storage without security features. He says that information belongs to nearly 12,000 students.
"It's a very low risk that somebody got this information and used it for inappropriate purpose, but nevertheless, again we just want to, you know, take the responsibility to let these folks know about them," said Orlando.
Still, Burgos wants to know how something like this could happen at her Alma Mater.
"I guess you never know. I guess you can't trust the university system or anyone else to keep your information private," said Burgos.
The university sent out letters today, but is still missing contact information for about 500 students and graduates.
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