Notice of Class Action Settlement UH Data Breach Lawsuit – Email Sent to Alumni

As many folks know, the University of Hawaii recently had a data breach that could potentially jeopardize thousands of students and alumni credit status.

Yesterday the University sent out the following email to alumni of the institution:

This email is a notification from the University of Hawai’i Alumni Association of a class action settlement.  It is being sent to all UH Alumni whether or not you are a settlement class member.

First Circuit Court Judge Patrick Border has preliminarily approved a Class Action Settlement in Gross v. University of Hawai’i, Hawai’i First Circuit Court Civil No. 11-1-1217-06 PWB.

PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE COURT ABOUT THIS CASE.

The Settlement provides free credit monitoring and free identity theft consultation and restoration services for a period of two years for settlement class members, those individuals who may have been affected by any of five possible incidents. The services are provided by Kroll, a nationally recognized firm selected by the University to provide these services.

YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE TO RECEIVE THESE FREE SERVICES UNLESS YOU ARE DISABLED AND UNABLE TO USE A COMPUTER OR YOU DO NOT HAVE A COMPUTER.

IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO RECEIVE THESE FREE SERVICES YOU NEED TAKE NO FURTHER ACTION.

If you are a settlement class member, you should receive an official paper notification letter via the United States Postal Service that directs you to https://www.idintegrity.com/itm_web/home.jsp.

THIS IS A SECURE WEBSITE OPERATED BY KROLL THAT IS AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

The letter contains a unique Membership ID number that is required to register for the services.

In order to obtain the credit monitoring services, you must give Kroll personal information such as your social security number. This is necessary so that they can monitor your credit reports for you.

If you do not receive a notice in the mail by March 1, 2012 and believe you are eligible to receive benefits, please call 1-855-205-6935.

You may also view the Settlement Notice at http://www.hawaii.edu/settlement

Detailed information about the lawsuit and all Class Member rights, including how to object, make an appearance, or opt-out may be found at http://www.UHDataBreachLawsuit.com.

If you have questions about the settlement or related issues you may contact class counsel at info@UHDataBreachLawsuit.com. Class Counsel appointed by the Court are Thomas R. Grande and Bruce F. Sherman.