Internet Security Blunder At Montclair State

Montclair State University has warned 9,100 undergraduate students that it accidentally posted their names and Social Security numbers on the Internet for nearly four months.

University administrators sent letters to students on Thursday, warning them to make sure they aren't the victims of identity theft.

"Certainly our hope is we've caught this in time," Ann Frechette, a Montclair State University spokeswoman, told The Star-Ledger of Newark for Saturday newspapers.

Information technology staff at the university became aware of the problem after an undergraduate student notified them that he has stumbled upon the information while making an Internet search on Google.

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 15th October 2005 11:02PM