Harvard Computer Society’s Face Should be VERY Crimson: Inadvertently Exposed Student Info Online – for YEARS

Hannah Natanson & Derek G. Xiao report:

More than 1.4 million emails—some divulging Harvard students’ grades, financial aid information, and at least one individual’s Social Security number—sent over Harvard Computer Society email lists were open to the public until Monday.

Teaching fellows, resident tutors, College administrators, and thousands of undergraduates have used the email list service—which the student group made private Monday—for years. Emails sent over HCS lists contained the membership of certain BGLTQ undergraduate groups, bank account numbers for some student organizations, advance copies of a final exam, and answer keys to problem sets.

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