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FAQs about the Accellion data breach updated

UC is one of several institutions targeted by a nationwide cyber attack on Accellion's File Transfer Appliance (FTA), a vendor service used for transferring sensitive information. This attack has affected approximately 300 organizations, including universities, government institutions and private companies. In this incident, the perpetrators gained access to files and confidential personal information by exploiting a vulnerability in Accellion's program.

You may register with Experian IdentityWorks for credit monitoring services, using the enrollment code JCZGTC333. If you have already registered, there is no need to take any further action to activate your monitoring. 

UCOP has published FAQs in both English and Spanish and is adding to and updating the list as more information becomes available: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/data-security/updates-faq/accellion-faq.html. These FAQs address more questions from the community, including questions about the Experian notifications.  

UCOP has added recorded webinars about ways people can protect themselves to https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/data-security/index.html, in both English and Spanish. 

UC regards the privacy of all of our community members with the utmost seriousness. We will keep the UC ANR community updated as we learn more and are able to share additional information.

Posted on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 1:57 PM
Tags: April 2021 (17), cybersecurity (9)

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