UConn Breach Exposes More Than 10,000 Applicants

Kara Reeder

The University of Connecticut's West Hartford campus was the victim of a security breach after a laptop containing names, Social Security numbers and other personal information was stolen from a storage cabinet, reports eSecurity Planet.


According to officials, the information included undergraduate admissions-related data from more than 10,000 students who applied to the school between 2004 and 2010. The university promises to take "corrected steps and, if warranted, disciplinary action."


UConn is just the latest victim of computer thefts. In March, a stolen desktop computer from a Vanderbilt University professor's locked office last month put 7,174 current and former students' personal information at risk.

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