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Florida Students and Faculty at Risk

DATA LOSS—U.S.

August 11, 2010

A software upgrade at the College Center for Library Automation exposed the personal information of about 126,000 Florida public college students and faculty, reports The Miami Herald. According to the center, there is no evidence that the information was inappropriately accessed. However, the center is notifying those affected and encouraging them to place a fraud alert on their credit files. Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) and five other institutions were affected by the breach, which was discovered when a student found his personal information through a Google search. FSCJ is employing a new student identification card that does not include Social Security numbers that will be used for all on-campus resources to help curb the threat of identity theft.
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