University of Rochester offers free credit monitoring in wake of cyber attack

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The University of Rochester will be providing free credit monitoring after a cyber attack targeted the university back in June.

The U of R president described the attack as being carried out by “foreign cyber criminals.”

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She says the attack gave access to personal information and, in some instances, the information of spouses, partners or dependents enrolled at U of R.

In response, the university will be sending letters to people impacted with enrollment instructions for 24 months of credit monitoring.

The breach was caused by a software weakness in a product provided by a third-party file transfer company.