Privacy, Data Security

Data breach confirmed by University of Michigan

The University of Michigan had data from its students, applicants, alumni, employees, donors, patients, and research study participants compromised after its network was breached in late August, according to BleepingComputer. In addition to personal details, threat actors who infiltrated U-M's servers from Aug. 23 to 27 were able to exfiltrate students', applicants', alumni's, employees', contractors', and donors' Social Security numbers, financial accounts or payment card numbers, and driver's license or government-issued ID numbers, as well as health details. Meanwhile, University Health Service and School of Dentistry patients, as well as research study participants also had their clinical information and study participation information compromised aside from demographic and financial details. U-M has already notified all individuals whose data had been impacted by the incident. "Out of an abundance of caution, we are offering individuals whose sensitive information may have been involved in this incident complimentary credit monitoring services," said the university.

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