U. Mass, Dartmouth Prof. Puts 32 Student’s Personal Info Online

DARTMOUTH, Massachusetts. In December, 2007 the Liberty Coalition discovered the names, grades, GPA, and partial social security numbers for 32 former students of Phuong Tu, probably from the Fall, 2004 CIS 100 class. Ironically, the sensitive information was contained posted on the Computer and Information Science Department’s main web server. In the file, students’ complete social security numbers appeared to be listed, with only the first number replaced by a zero.

By placing this information online, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has put these students at increased risk of identity theft.

Individuals affected by this breach should immediately vist www.ssnbreach.org and search for their names, to confirm what types of personal information were exposed.

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Sponsored by the Washington, DC non-profit Liberty Coalition, SSNBreach.org provides hundreds of thousands of free personalized Identity Exposure Reports™ as a public service.

SSNBreach.org documents the types of information exposed, but does NOT contain sensitive data, such as Social Security Numbers, Birth Dates, Addresses, etc. Consequently, there is no way to search for your SSN or any other type of sensitive data on SSNBreach.org. Once we document the types of exposed information, and the situation surrounding the breach, we include the information in personalized Identity Exposure Reports. This information allows victims to further investigate, take action, or correct harm.

Source: https://www.ssnbreach.org/release.php?g=60

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