Mar 272010

From the Associated Press:

A company that guarantees federal student loans said Friday that personal data on about 3.3 million people nationwide has been stolen from its headquarters in Minnesota.

Educational Credit Management Corp. said the data included names, addresses, Social Security numbers and dates of birth of borrowers, but no financial or bank account information.

The data was on “portable media” that was stolen sometime last weekend, ECMC said in a statement.

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ECMC’s statement is prominently linked from ECMC’s home page at the time of this posting.

Kevin Diaz of the Star Tribune adds that “Congressional sources said the data were stored on discs contained in a safe.”

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