Breach, Mobile

Stolen info on 3.3 million turns up uncompromised

April 16, 2010
Removable storage devices containing the personal information of some 3.3 million student loan borrowers has turned up apparently untouched in a police evidence room, according to published reports. DVDs storing the confidential data were hijacked when vandals stole two safes sometime between March 20 and 21 from the St. Paul, Minn.-based Educational Credit Management Corp., a student loan guarantor. Police recovered the safes on March 22 and only recently connected them to the data breach. None of the sensitive information was compromised, reports said. — DK
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