In September 2014, cyber criminals managed to breach the security of the University of California, Berkeley servers. The Real Estate Division of the UC Berkeley was apparently hacked and the personal information of approximately 1600 people including student and faculty may have been compromised.
UC Berkeley notice the breach in September 2014, after which it removed the affected servers from the network. Thereafter UC Berkeley began reviewing the data stored on the servers to look for personal information. The search for personally identifiable information concluded the week of November 17, 2014, and notification letters were mailed starting December 12, 2014. After identifying the people whose personal information may have been compromised, UC Berkeley sent out emails to the affected people.

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