63,000 Social Security Numbers Stolen From Florida University

In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 photo, students are seen outside the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. AP

The University of Central Florida says a hacker has gained access to 63,000 Social Security numbers belonging to former and current students and workers.

UCF President John Hitt said Thursday in an online letter that school officials discovered the breach in the university's network last month.

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The school has launched an investigation aided by a national digital forensics firm. Hitt said the breach did not include credit card information, financial information or medical records.

UCF officials are notifying potential victims by letter and offering them one year of free credit monitoring and identity protection services, according to Hitt.

Hitt said he has authorized a review of the school's online systems to determine how it can be improved following the breach.