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Cornell Computer Theft Puts 45,000 At Risk of Identity Theft 91

Posted by timothy
from the into-the-gorges-with-the-thief dept.
PL/SQL Guy writes "This afternoon, Cornell alerted over 45,000 current and former members of the University community that their confidential personal information — including name and social security number — had been leaked when a University-owned computer was stolen. A Cornell employee had access to this data for troubleshooting purposes, and the files storing the sensitive information were being stored on a computer that was not physically secure. The university is not disclosing details about the theft. This isn't the first breach for Cornell; last June, a computer at Cornell used for administrative purposes was hacked, and the University alerted 2,500 students and alumni that their personal information had potentially been stolen."
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Cornell Computer Theft Puts 45,000 At Risk of Identity Theft

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