NC: Lost thumb drive had personal info of 5,300 former Pitt Community College students

WITN reports:

Thousands of former Pitt Community College students could have their personal information at risk after the college says a computer thumb drive was lost.

PCC says some 5,300 full names, social security numbers, and addresses of the former students were on the drive that was lost January 21st..

Rick Owens, vice president of administrative services says an employee had the personal information on the thumb drive in order to transfer it to a secure location. He said the drive was lost before it got to that secure location.

PCC says people who took the High School Equivalence/GED exam at the college between January 1, 1967 and December 31, 2001 had their personal information lost.

Read more on WITN.

And they couldn’t use SFTP to transfer the data to the secure location… why? 

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