The Louisville Cardinal

Brief: UofL Faculty and Staff Facing Data Breach

Nearly 250 University of Louisville faculty and staff have had their personal info stolen through the “Get Healthy Now” program.

U of L reported in a mass email Sept. 11 there is no evidence the data was used for illicit purposes.

The university identified 247 employees and retirees whose information was breached. All were enrolled between 2007 and 2014.

The hackers stole employee names, employee IDs, physician’s names, a small amount of medical information in one case and their Get Healthy Now coaching program forms.

There is no Social Security or financial security information believed to be at risk.

U of L was not the only institution affected.

The university was initially notified of a breach Aug. 24 and in that time has verified the identities and contacted those affected.

Those affected will receive one year of free credit monitoring from Health Fitness, which runs the Get Healthy Now program

Faculty and staff are advised to call Get Healthy now at 502-852-1907 Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.