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Data breach at the University of Alaska exposes students' personal information.


On April 29, 2019, the University of Alaska revealed it was affected by a data breach that exposed the personal information of students. Information that may have been compromised includes names, dates of birth, passport numbers, driver's license numbers, student identification numbers, health insurance information, and in some cases, Social Security numbers.

What happened.

In February 2018, the University of Alaska identified that a few of its employee email accounts were accessed by unknown attackers, and the personal information of students, former students, and faculty was stolen. Upon further investigation, it was identified that many UAOnline account passwords were altered. The university is in the process of notifying all the affected individuals, and they're offering free credit monitoring and identity theft restoration services for them.

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