Data has been recovered—authorities say data does not appear to have been compromised
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced on April 16, 2010, that the property and data stolen from ECMC headquarters on March 20-21, 2010, was recovered in Minneapolis. The recovered media contained personally identifiable information for ECMC's 3.3 million federal student loan borrowers. The authorities say that the data does not appear to have been compromised.
Free credit protection services—enrollment period has expired
All borrowers affected by the theft were notified via letter and offered free credit protection services through Experian. The enrollment period for these services expired on September 30, 2010.
For borrowers who have activated their services, you can monitor your credit by logging in at http://partner.consumerinfo.com/ecmc.