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146,000 could be affected by IU security lapse

Social Security numbers, names and addresses of 146,000 current and recently graduated students was kept in an insecure location for 11 months.


Posted on Feb. 25, 2014 at 5:39 p.m.

Personal data of about 146,000 Indiana University students and recent graduates could be at risk after the information was stored in an insecure location for 11 months, as reported by the Indiana Daily Student.

The university notified the Indiana Attorney General's office Tuesday, Feb. 25, that names, addresses and Social Security numbers for students and recent students across seven campuses are at risk. 

A staff member discovered the security risk last week. The website was locked down, and the data was moved to a different location, as reported by IndyStar.com

The university has posted a list of frequently asked questions to help students who may be at risk.


Tags
INDIANA UNIVERSITY,   DATA BREACH,   SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS,   IDENTITY THEFT

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