An UConn computer with the names and Social Security Numbers of more than 10,000 university applicants was stolen, according to a local news report.
The computer, stolen from an IT storage cabinet at university’s West Hartford campus, had applicant files ranging from 2004 through July 30. UConn officials are still investigating the theft, which was discovered on Aug. 3.
The university is also in the process of contacting those who may have been affected by theft, and offering those individuals free credit monitoring. An investigation by UConn police at the campus is continuing, and necessary measures are being put into place to prevent a future security breach.
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