A recent break in at New York’s Columbia University may have compromised the personal information of more than 1,400 people, reports the Columbia Spectator.
After announcing the burglary eleven days following the incident, campus officials released that three notebook computers were stolen from a college office that contained personal information including Social Security numbers of current and prospective students, alumni and past and present employees.
Administration stated that there has been no evidence that would lead them to believe the information had been accessed, but still felt it necessary to inform all those who may have been affected.
In an email sent out by the college, the administration offered all those were affected with free subscriptions to credit monitoring systems and recommended activating fraud alerts.
While one campus official stated there was a low risk of identity theft, and that the laptops were stolen only for physical retail value, some students are still concerned.
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