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WSU offers identity protection after data breach

Source: KREM

Washington State University suffered a data breach in April, the university said Monday in a statement, and is offering free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to those who might have had their information stolen.

WSU President Kirk H. Shulz said he “deeply regrets” the incident which may have compromised the personal information of WSU community members.

On April 21, it was discovered that a locked safe containing a hard drive had been stolen from the Social & Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC). The hard drive was used to store back up files. Immediately upon learning about the theft, WSU launched an internal investigation and notified local authorities.

On April 26, officials determined…

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