UMaine students who sought mental health services' data compromised

The University of Maine police department is investigating a data breach of which has lead to the exposure of personal and medical information of almost 5,000 students between the summer of 2002 and this past week.

According to a press release from the university, the servers which have been breached were the ones that stored information from the UMaine Counseling Center, which provides mental health services to the university’s student population. The compromised database includes “names, social security numbers and clinical information relative to every student who engaged  counseling center services between Aug. 8, 2002 and June 21 of this year.” The university estimates that 4,585 students’ information were exposed.

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The University of Maine  has posted a notice on its web site at

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