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Bradley University officials report malware computers breach

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) _ Bradley University officials say the security of the school’s computers have been breached, possibly compromising social security and other identity information of employees, former employees and retirees.

Officials announced late Monday an internal investigation in recent days found malicious software on two university computers containing personal identifiable information. The Peoria, Illinois school says the malware has been deactivated.

Bradley officials say the university has received reports from employees indicating fraudulent tax return filings. A team of staff members and external experts, including the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service, is investigating

Officials say university employees should monitor personal financial accounts and credit reports for irregular activity. The school is also offering employees a one-year subscription to an identification protection and credit monitoring service. A call-in center has also been established.

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