University offers 5 years of credit monitoring

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland has lengthened the time of free credit monitoring it will offer to the hundreds of thousands of people who personal information was compromised during a data breach.

More than 300,000 people affected by last week's computer security attack.

President Wallace Loh said in a statement posted Tuesday on the university's website that those affected will be offered five years of free credit monitoring. Loh had previously announced that the university would provide one year of monitoring.

Loh also said Tuesday that as state and federal law enforcers, including the U.S. Secret Service, continue to investigate the attack, he is ordering an investigation of the school's computer systems.

The breached database contained records of those have been issued a university ID since 1998.

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