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Provost's Message - September 13, 2017 - Data Security Breach at Equifax and What to Do

Per recent media reports, cyber criminals have successfully gained access to sensitive information at Equifax, one of the three major credit-reporting firms in the nation.

Equifax and other credit bureaus collect personal and financial data for millions of consumers and businesses worldwide.  For further information about the data breach, visit the U.S. Federal Trade Commission Equifax Data Breach, What to Do web page, or

This security compromise will likely result in increased email phishing attempts designed to trick us into divulging university or personal email credentials (i.e., login IDs and passwords).  

We urge you to be cautious, and never click unknown links in emails you receive.  Never provide your personal or financial information to anyone who solicits this information by phone or email.  Please visit the campus phishing reports page to confirm current known phishing attempts.  You may also forward suspicious email to