Possible computer data breach at EMCC could affect thousands of students, staff

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor is dealing with a possible data security breach that could impact thousands of students and staff up to 20 years ago.

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School officials are notifying 42,000 current and former students, as well as employees, that certain computers on campus were recently infected with malware and may have been hacked.

We're told EMCC has not identified any direct loss of data.

But officials say some user names and passwords along with personal information, like date of birth and Social Security numbers, could have been accessed.

Students possibly affected attended EMCC between the summer of 1998 through this summer.

Potential employees would have worked at the college between 2008 and 2018.

EMCC is offering free credit monitoring and identity restoration services.

Officials are also working with federal investigators.

Information and updates about the possible breach can be found on the school's website www.emcc.edu.

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