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UM forms task force to identify any further data vulnerabilities

UM forms task force to identify any further data vulnerabilities

A week after the University of Maryland learned it was the target of a sophisticated data breach, President Wallace D. Loh said Tuesday that the university would extend free credit protection services to the 309,000 students, alumni and employees affected from the one year it had previously announced to five years.

The university discovered last week that the Social Security numbers, birth dates and names of all students, faculty and staff issued a university ID card at College Park and at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville since 1998 had been stolen.

The university said the hotline set up for those affected by the cyberattack at 1-866-274-3891 by the financial...

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