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Montclair State University, 9,100 SSNs, Exposed Files

Due to what Montclair State University officials are calling an
“inadvertent error,” the social security numbers of 9,100 Montclair
State University students were made available online for nearly five
months, putting each student at risk for identity theft and credit

Etc, etc, files found by a student ego-surfing on Google. Read “Negligence At MSU Exposes 9,100 Students to I.D. Theft” for more, and note the word “negligence” creeping into a story. Via InfoSecurity News

One comment on "Montclair State University, 9,100 SSNs, Exposed Files"

  • Chris Walsh says:

    I sure feel better knowing that it wasn’t one of those deliberate errors.

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