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Data Breach Affects University System

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A data breach in the North Dakota University System could impact hundreds of thousands of people. Administrators say they discovered the breach on Feb. 7 and immediately locked down the server.

The names and social security numbers of nearly 300,000 students and former students and 800 faculty and staff members could have been compromised.

"We had a malicious attack from an outside organization or person probably and probably from offshore that was using our server as a launching pad for malicious attacks on others," says Linda Donlin of North Dakota University System. 

The university system says it will begin notifying those who could have been impacted
and provide information on its website about free credit monitoring to those who were affected.

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