NMSU acts to address limited 2006 exposure of student personal data

Amanda L. Husson reports:

The names and Social Security numbers of about 300 New Mexico State University students were inadvertently leaked through file-sharing software last fall, the university revealed Wednesday.

Letters were mailed to the affected students last week. Shaun Cooper, NMSU associate vice president and chief information officer, said the risk of identity theft for those students is low.

NMSU learned in October that a computer file containing personal information of about 300 students from a spring 2006 course had appeared on an unauthorized, non-NMSU-affiliated computer.

Read more on Las Cruces Sun-News.

Related: Letter to students (pdf)

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