Louisiana State University notifying 5,500 former and current students after laptop stolen from employee’s car
So it’s the end of 2017 but we’re still hearing about laptops being stolen from locked cars and that the devices were password-protected? If the U.S. Education Department started cracking down in terms of enforcement, might it make any difference? Asking for a friend, of course…..
LSU is mailing letters to approximately 5,500 individuals whose information may have been contained on a university-owned laptop that was recently stolen from an LSU employee.[…] That investigation determined the laptop may have contained individuals’ full names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and/or driver’s license numbers. The laptop may also have contained the names and credit card information for a very small number of individuals.
A university spokesperson says the information contained in the laptop would have primarily belonged to current and former students, potentially with some faculty data as well.