Board OKs pact to protect U. Maryland security breach victims

Michael Dresser reports:

The state Board of Public Works approved a contract worth an estimated $2.6 million Wednesday for a firm to monitor the credit activity of an estimated 300,000 people whose personal information was exposed as a result of a computer security breach discovered at the University of Maryland early this year.

The board gave its retroactive approval to the University System of Maryland’s emergency contract with Experian Consumer Services, an affiliate of the well-known credit monitoring agency, to protect victims of the breach for five years. The board action puts a price tag on the previously disclosed plan.

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