After a month of silence, University of New Mexico assists identity theft victims

Denicia Aragon reports:

Over 1,000 former students and employees of UNM recently had their identity stolen from a University database, and after a month of silence, UNM has established a call center to assist victims of the incident.

According to a University release, a decades-old UNM database containing names, birth dates, social security numbers, address, emails and other personal information for 1,360 applicants and students was hacked into.

The intrusion came from a now-defunct program within the College of Education – before formerly known as Educational Leadership and Organizational Learning – that no longer exists.

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