Breach, Data Security, Network Security

University of Central Florida facing more than $100K cost following breach

The University of Central Florida (UCF) released figures for how much it will cost to notify potential victims of a data breach it experienced last month. 

Orlando-based UCF has been billed more than $109,000 from Epiq Systems, which handles technology and services for the legal profession, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Costs also include payments of $325 an hour, plus travel expenses, for an investigation into the incident being handled by Verizon, more than $64,000 to maintain a call center and nearly $30,000 related to sending letters to those affected.

Personally identifiable information of 63,000 current and former employees, including Social Security numbers,   was improperly accessed in the Feb. 4 incursion. 

The FBI's Jacksonville office is investigating and a UCF spokesman said costs were covered by the school's cybersecurity insurance. 

UCF offered one year of free credit monitoring and identity protection services. However, it faces two lawsuits as a result of the exposure.

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