MO: Students’ information leaked

Didi Tang reports:

Sensitive personal information — including Social Security numbers — for 565 foreign students at MSU was leaked this month when a university office sent an e-mail message with the data inadvertently attached.

The school is investigating the incident and will contact all international students, offering answers and options to guard against identity theft, university officials said Tuesday.

The leak occurred Jan. 14 when Jody Pritt, director of international student services, contacted 179 international students via e-mail, soliciting their help with language tutoring, Smart said.

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Thanks to Adam Dodge of ESI for alerting us to this incident.

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