Mass email compromises student IDs


University of South Carolina officials are advising students to watch their credit reports after the Social Security numbers of as many as 1,400 students were mistakenly e-mailed to classmates.

A department chairwoman distributing information about summer classes accidentally attached a database file to an e-mail she sent Sunday. The database included studentsí Social Security numbers.

So far, the school is not aware of any misuse of the information, but officials notified students of the lapse Monday and suggested they take precautions against identity theft. Mass e-mail compromises student IDs - Security - MSNBC.com

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