PA: Theft Of College Computers May Result In Breach Of Personal Data

WFMZ-TV alerts us to a breach at Albright College in Reading, PA.   Although there does not appear to be any easy-to-find notice on the college’s web site at the time of this publication, WFMZ reports:

Albright College in Reading is putting its current, prospective, and former students on alert about a possible breach of their confidential information following a theft of several computers.

According to a letter distributed by Albright on Wednesday, the computers were stolen from the school’s financial aid office in February.

College officials said they held off in publicizing the thefts because they first had to hire a risk management firm to sift through the data that was on the computers.

“The information on the stolen computers includes name, address, date of birth, and Social Security number, may include data supplied by students or parents, and may affect not only the supplying parties but also spouses or joint account holders, among others,” Gregory E. Eichhorn, vice president for enrollment management and dean of admission at Albright, said in the letter.

Albright said as many as 10,000 people could be affected by the thefts, include current and prospective students, graduates, college faculty, and staff.

Read more on WFMZ-TV.

Great thanks to Bart Porter of Redemtech for alerting me to this breach.

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