Major Data Breach at University of Maryland; Hundreds of Thousands of People’s Data Compromised

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Are you a University of Maryland student? Or a staff member? Or did you take a class there once in 1999? If so, you may be one of the 309,079 students or staff members whose data has been “compromised.”

According to university president Wallace Loh, the data includes people’s full names, social security numbers, dates of birth, and university ID numbers — just sprinkle in a few mother’s-maiden-names and you’ve got yourself the perfect recipe for an identity theft.

What’s worse, the records that were compromised include those going all the way back to 1998 — which is why so many people are at risk.

The university is offering free credit monitoring to all 300k+ people who may have been affected by the breach. To find out more, call 301-405-4440 or email [email protected]

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