UNC officials investigate data breach
Posted December 13, 2013
Chapel Hill, N.C. — Officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are investigating a data breach that is believed to have affected more than 6,000 people, including current and former employees, vendors and students, according to the university's website.
On its website, the university says some electronic files in the Division of Finance and Administration became accessible on the internet. The files contained names and Social Security or Employee Tax Identification numbers, and in some cases, addresses and dates of birth.
The investigation into how it happened started last month and the university started notifying those affected this week.
A letter sent to those affected by the data breach included recommendations about ways to protect against identity theft and steps people can take to monitor any potential fraudulent activity.
Those affected can contact the toll-free call center assisting the university at 1-866-458-3184 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays until Feb. 10, 2014