Ohio State University recently discovered that it was the victim of a cyber attack, one that may have exposed the personal identities of 760,000 university affiliates, according to a campus news report.
A notice was sent out via e-mail to current and former faculty, students and applicants informing them of a data breach and safety measures the university was taking. The server that was breached contained names, Social Security Numbers, dates of birth and addresses.
The university stated that there was no indication that data were stolen, but is still offering 12 months of free credit protection to everyone whose information may have been on the server.
The attack is said to cost the university $4 million in expenses related to investigative consulting, notification of the breach, credit security and a calling center for anyone with questions or concerns.
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