Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Incident: Tufts University warns alumni on breach

Yet another university is contacting students and alumni about a possible privacy breach. This time, it is Tufts University in Boston, which has noticed suspicious activity on one of its computer systems that contains sensitive personal information:

Boston.com / Business / Technology / Tufts warns alumni on breach:

"... Tufts University last week began sending letters to 106,000 alumni, warning of ''abnormal activity' on a computer that contained names, addresses, phone numbers, and, in some cases, Social Security and credit card numbers.

''We have no evidence that information was retrieved or misused,' the letter said. But it urged alumni to notify their banks and check their credit reports for signs of illicit activity. The school also set up a website, www.tufts.edu/security, to provide alumni with more detailed information..."

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