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UD offering credit monitoring following cyber breach

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University of Delaware is urging current and former employees to be on the lookout for information regarding the steps they need to take following a major cyber-security breach earlier this month.

The hacker took private information including the names, addresses and Social Security numbers of 72,000 current, former and student employees.

The university has enlisted Kroll Advisory Solutions to provide the affected employees with free credit monitoring for three years.

Those affected by the cyber attack will receive an email or letter in the mail with a membership number from the monitoring company.

UD warns that no one from the school or credit-monitoring company will ask them to “confirm” their identities with personal information.

Employees can also call Kroll Advisory Solutions directly at 1-877-309-0016 to see if they’re on the list of those affected or they can use their UDelNet ID to check the IT Security Verification page for information.

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