My university got hacked but it’s nothing special
Through my tenure as a student at the University of Maryland from 2000 to 2004, my social security number also doubled as my student identification number. I’d use this number and a password whenever I logged into the college’s online management system, Testudo, which I did for everything from course selection and monitoring grades to signing up for basketball tickets. (Go Terps! 2002 National Champs whooo!) I vaguely recall having the option to change my student ID number to something else, but neither I nor anyone I knew ever went to the trouble of doing so.