Recovered: Stolen data on 3 million student loan borrowers

Paul Walsh reports:

Stolen personal information on more than 3 million student loan borrowers was recovered in connection with the discovery in a Minneapolis alley of two safes containing CDs and floppy discs and sat in a police evidence room for weeks before authorities knew just what they had, state officials said Friday.


The 200-pound safes, pried open, were found March 22 in a residential alley in the 3500 block of Knox Avenue N. by a landlord in the neighborhood and then taken by police to the department’s evidence room for later inspection, said Andy Skoogman, spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. All 650 or so CDs and floppy discs, still in their original packaging, were found in the trash nearby.

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