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UNO Investigating Security Breach Involving Personal Information

OMAHA (KPTM)- School officials at UNO say they are investigating unauthorized access to an administrative server within campus security.

They say an incident was discovered last week during  a security scan and that the server contained files with personal information and Social Security numbers.


Police are looking into the case to see if any individuals’ personal information may have been compromised.

UNO is taking the following measures:

? Removing the server from service to prevent further unauthorized access
? Contacting and working with law enforcement
? Hiring a leading firm specializing in data security to assist in a forensic investigation
? Investigating the nature and extent of unauthorized access
? Developing a communication plan to contact individuals who may have been affected once information is known
? Setting up a dedicated website to share information at: www.unomaha.edu/about-uno/information-security-alerts.php
? Setting up a dedicated email for questions at security@unomaha.edu 


“We take the security of personal information very seriously. We are currently focused on gathering the specific details of the incident and directly communicating with those who may have been affected,” said Matt Morton, UNO’s Chief Information Security Officer. “We are working with law enforcement and information security experts to thoroughly deconstruct this incident so that we can determine a full understanding of potential exposure and take appropriate action.”

UNO plans on contacting individuals who may have been affected once that information is known.  The university will establish a toll-free service center if needed.

“It is always good practice to monitor your personal information for fraudulent activity,” Morton said. “If anyone sees any irregular activity, please contact appropriate law enforcement, like the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.” 

Another resource is the Federal Trade Commission’s identity theft website at www.idtheft.gov or their phone number, 1-877-438-4338 (1-877-IDTHEFT).

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