What kind of personal information? Names and Social Security numbers of every employee hired by the NMSU Special Events Department since 1999.
What was the response? The university plans to alert victims.
Details: School officials said it is "highly improbable" any of the data can be accessed from the hard drive, stolen sometime between Dec. 30 and Jan. 2.
Quote: "We've been plagued by quite a few thefts here." - university Police Chief Jaime Chavez.
Source: lcsun-news.com, Las Cruces Sun News, "Identity info stolen from NMSU...," Jan. 5.