The University of Delaware is reporting a cyber attack in which files were taken that included confidential personal information of more than 72,000 current and past employees, including student employees.
On its website, UD states the confidential personal information includes names, addresses, employee identification numbers and Social Security numbers. UD says it has sent notification to those affected via email and U.S. Mail.
UD says it has retained the services of Kroll Advisory Solutions, “a global leader in risk mitigation and response that will provide free credit monitoring services to those whose information was compromised,” according to the website.
The website states if a current or former employee has received a letter or email with a membership number, they should follow the instructions in the letter. If a current or former employee has not received a letter or email, and they have a UDelNet ID, they can use the IT Security Verification page on the university’s website to see they have been impacted by this incident. If a current or former employee has not received a notification and does not have a UDelNet ID, they can contact Kroll Advisory Solutions directly at 1-877-309-0016 to see if they’ve been affected and to receive further instructions.
“We remind you to safeguard your private information,” the website states. “The University will not contact you and ask to confirm any of your personal information. If an unknown person contacts you and claims that he or she can help you if you would just confirm your personal information, do not surrender any information. No one from the University, Kroll Advisory Solutions or any other reputable organization will contact you to request your personal information.”