University-offered credit monitoring services for those concerned about the 2013 UD data breach will end on July 29, 2016.

Kroll monitoring ends

Three years of Kroll credit monitoring services for UD community ending July 29


2:26 p.m., May 10, 2016--Over the past decade, organizations of all types – government agencies, banks, corporations, higher education institutions, hospitals and other organizations – have been the victims of repeated hacking attempts. 

In July 2013, the University of Delaware suffered its own data breach. To help protect those who may have been affected, the University contracted with Kroll to provide three years of credit monitoring and restoration services to affected members of the University community. 

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Even though most other organizations that have suffered a breach offer their clients or employees one year of credit monitoring, the University thought it important to offer credit monitoring for three years as an extra safeguard for the UD community. In addition, the University has used this three-year period to identify and pursue several initiatives to improve the security of its systems and the security awareness of its community members.

The end of this three-year service period is now approaching: Kroll’s monitoring contract with the University will expire on July 29, 2016.

Individuals who would like to continue using a credit monitoring service can arrange personal coverage with many different companies, including the three most-used credit reporting agencies (Experian, Equifax, Transunion). In addition, by U.S. law, all individuals are entitled to a free annual credit report

Every member of the University community should also be alert for and protect themselves against phishing and identity theft scams. A rise in targeted spear phishing campaigns and in the shrewdness of those who launch them pose a real danger to every individual and organization. The University urges all members of the University community to exercise caution when storing and sharing personal information.

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