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Data Breach at University of Maryland Campuses

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The president of the University of Maryland says more a computer security attack breached a database that contains personal information about more than 300,000 faculty, staff, students and others.

Wallace Loh said in a statement posted Wednesday on the university's website that the database contained records of those have been issued a university ID since 1998.

Loh said the database has information from the College Park and Shady Grove campuses. The records include name, Social Security number, date of birth and university identification number.

The university is working to determine how the breach occurred, and Loh says state and federal law enforcers are investigating.

The University is offering one year of free credit monitoring to anyone affected by the breach.

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