USCB warns alumni that their personal info might have been stolen with laptop

Patrick Donahue reports:

Letters were sent last week to more than 480 former University of South Carolina Beaufort students whose personal information might have been on a school-owned laptop stolen last month in the Atlanta area.

University officials say the computer, which belonged to the Office of Housing and Residence Life, was stolen Feb. 6 from a staff member working from a relative’s home in the Atlanta area. The crime still is being investigated by the Atlanta Police Department, as well as the university’s Division of Law Enforcement and Safety, said Deborah Reynolds, USCB spokeswoman.


On March 17, the university sent letters to 488 former students enrolled at the school between 2005 and 2006 to warn them their names and Social Security numbers were among the data once stored on the stolen computer’s hard drive.

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