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Pa. university warns students of privacy breach
From: Erica Absetz <eabsetz () opensecurityfoundation org>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2013 17:57:18 -0500


CHEYNEY, Pa. (AP) — Officials at Cheyney University are urging
students to check their credit reports after an inadvertent release of
their personal data, including Social Security numbers.

The historically black college near Philadelphia apologized to
students in a letter sent Friday. Cheyney says it's using a credit
monitoring firm to prevent misuse of the information.

The university says an administrative email sent to all students on
Thursday accidentally included a file with personal data.

The 240-page file contained names, addresses and Social Security
numbers of about 2,100 current and former students.

Cheyney is one of 14 state-owned universities in Pennsylvania. It's
located about 20 miles west of Philadelphia.
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