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Local university reports security breach, personal information at risk

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EDMOND, Okla. – Many young adults head to college to get a better future but a local university says its students’ personal information may be at risk after a security breach.

The University of Central Oklahoma announced that someone was able to access personal information that was stored on one of the school’s servers.

Officials say those affected are being notified if their information was part of the investigation.

The information that was accessed includes full names, address, birth dates, social security numbers and employment information.

The university says it has removed the affected systems from the network.

Officials suggest you take the following steps to protect your identity.

  • Place a fraud alert for your information with the credit bureaus.
  • Periodically run a credit report with the credit bureaus to ensure accounts have not been activated without your knowledge.
  • If you believe your bank account or credit card has been used, contact your financial provider.