UC Merced understands that there has been potential impact on faculty and staff from the theft of data stored on the Accellion file transfer appliance (FTA), taken in the UC cyberattack earlier this year and posted to the internet.
We deeply regret this situation.
If you have already enrolled in the free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services with Experian, you do not need to re-enroll.
We request that UC community members remain vigilant against threats of identity theft or fraud. You can do this by regularly reviewing and monitoring your account statements and credit history for any signs of unauthorized transactions or activity. If you ever suspect that you are the victim of identity theft or fraud, you can contact your local police.
Additionally, it is also always a good idea to be alert for “phishing” emails or phone calls requesting sensitive information, such as passwords, Social Security numbers or financial account information. These requests often come from a sender pretending to be a company you do business with or a person you know. We also recommend that you use multifactor authentication for your online accounts when offered. We have also established a dedicated call center available toll free in the U.S. at (866) 904-6220 from 6:00AM to 8:00PM PT on Monday through Friday and from 8:00AM to 5:00PM PT on Saturday and Sunday. Members of the UC community may also send questions to email@example.com.
Learn more from the UCOP Substitute Notice of Data Breach here.