NEWARK, Del. (CBS) – Officials at the University of Delaware say the school has experienced a cyberattack that affects more than 72,000 people.

The University announced Tuesday that files had been taken that included confidential personal information about both current and past employees, including student employees.

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According to the website, the criminal attack took advantage of “a vulnerability in software acquired from a vendor.”

The personal information compromised includes names, addresses, UD IDs (employee identification numbers) and Social Security numbers.

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Those with UDelNet IDs and passwords can check to see they are affected by using the IT Security Verification application on a special IT Security Response website.

The University also says that it is working with both the FBI and Mandiant, a private computer security firm, to investigate the incident.

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For more information, visit: www.udel.edu/udaily/2014/jul/resources073013.html