Ca: UBC computer with sensitive data recovered

Encryption worked, but what was the laptop doing in an unattended vehicle anyway?

CBC News reports:

The University of B.C. is reviewing its security procedures after the theft of a laptop containing personal information on thousands of students and faculty members.

RCMP retrieved the computer last month, 10 days after it was stolen from a vehicle in the Metrotown area.

According to information sworn to obtain a search warrant, the MacBook Pro computer contained names, email addresses and student numbers for 50,000 people who attended UBC between 2007 and 2012.

During the time it was missing, someone changed the user name and accessed the internet 15 times, the documents say. But the encrypted information was never touched or in danger, according to UBC spokeswoman Lucie McNeill.

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