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What to Do If You've Been Affected by the U.Md. Data Breach

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The University of Maryland issued another statement Friday about the data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 300,000 faculty members and students dating back to 1998. (Published Friday, Feb 21, 2014)

    The University of Maryland issued another statement Friday about the data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 300,000 faculty members and students dating back to 1998.

    And they explained how people who had been affected could get help.

    Here is the university's statement:

    The University of Maryland continues to work around the clock to the address the data breach. Law enforcement authorities including the U.S. Secret Service are investigating and we have partnered with an outside cybersecurity firm to assist our computer forensic analysis. We are doing everything possible to discover how this happened so we can prevent further attacks.

    UMD is offering free credit protection services for all affected persons.  Beginning Tuesday, February 25, individuals may call 1-866-274-3891 to verify if their records were compromised and immediately activate this service. 

    We understand this breach is causing concern and consternation.  Please know that we are doing everything possible to ensure the protection of our community’s personal information as we move forward.