An intrusion into the University of Central Florida’s computer network has resulted in unauthorized access to certain personal information of some current/former students and employees.
UCF has established a web page — www.ucf.edu/datasecurity — with details about the incident, including the groups of current/former students and employees involved, and recommendations for those impacted. UCF also has established a call center, available at 877.752.5527 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Those impacted by the incident will be notified via letters, which should be received the week of Feb. 8.
UCF is also offering a free year of credit monitoring and identity protection services to those impacted.
“Safeguarding your personal information is of the utmost importance at UCF,” President John C. Hitt says. “To ensure our vigilance, I have called for a thorough review of our online systems, policies and training to determine what improvements we can make in light of this recent incident.
“Every day, people and groups attempt to illegally access secure data from institutions around the world. Higher education institutions are popular targets.
“UCF will continue to work diligently to protect this important information from those who would break the law to get it.”