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Stolen Laptops Behind UConn, Yale Breaches

DATA LOSS—U.S.

August 20, 2010

Officials at the University of Connecticut (UConn) are notifying more than 10,000 individuals that their personal information was on a laptop computer stolen from the school's West Hartford campus, the New Haven Register reports. The names, contact information and Social Security numbers of those who applied for admission to the school between 2004 and 2010 are affected, and the university is offering two years of free credit monitoring. UConn is the second higher education institution in Connecticut to announce a breach this week. State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is looking into a Yale School of Medicine laptop theft that involves the health information of 1,000 individuals.
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