Stuart Johnson, Deseret News
Current and past students are threatened to have their Social Security number and other personal information released.

About 800 Social Security numbers and other personal information were potentially leaked Brigham Young University authorities, according to The Universe, the school's newspaper.

Both former and current BYU students are at risk to have personal information exposed after the database had been accessed without authority on June 10, according to The Universe.

"According to Joe Hadfield with University Communications, there is no evidence that the second database with personal information was accessed; however the opportunity was available," said the article.

The Registrar's office is taking measures to make sure this never happens again, according to the article.

"Action was taken within 24 hours after the unauthorized access was detected," Hadfield said to The Universe.

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