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University of Maryland database hit by massive cybersecurity attack

State and federal agencies are helping the University of Maryland investigate a cybersecurity attack of a university database, which exposed the sensitive information of more than 300,000 current and former faculty, staff and students.The breach accessed the names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth of those affected. The university is offering one year of free credit monitoring to all who were affected.

Dozens of universities have been hit by similar breaches in recent years, including Harvard, Stanford, Cornell and Princeton, according to The New York Times. 

UGA was hit by an attack in 2012, which exposed nearly 8,500. UGA since has increased cybersecurity capabilities to help protect its students and employees.