A judge recently approved the settlement in a class action lawsuit brought against the University of Hawaii as a result of data breaches
that plagued the school for the last two years.
The university has suffered five data breaches since 2010, and exposed the personal information of more than 90,000 faculty members, students, alumni and guests, according to a report from Honolulu television station KITV
. As a result of the settlement, victims will be given two years of credit monitoring service and fraud restoration free of charge.
However, those affected by the breach will have to sign up for these services by May 1, 2012 to receive them, the report said. University officials say they hope as many victims as possible sign up for coverage, and note that they can contact the school for more information.Ondrej Krehel
, chief information security officer for Identity Theft
911, has a blog about the potential fallout a data breach
can have for consumers and organizations, and what can be done to reduce those risks.
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