MA: Students’ Personal Data Posted Online

Team 5 Investigates has learned that the personal information of as many as 1,300 current and former students at the Wentworth Institute of Technology was inadvertently put online.

School officials notified all affected students of the data breach, which was reported to WIT on Dec. 22.

The letter said that an “electronic file was accessible on the Institute’s website that contained personal information for a group of current and former students, including full name, social security number, and date of birth. The file also included information such as allergies, medications, medical conditions and disabilities.”

The file did not include bank or credit card information, according to the letter, which is signed by Pete Maddocks, Associate VP for Finance at WIT.

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