Buffalo State College IT vendor loses laptop

Some 16,000 students' identities were exposed when a laptop belonging to Buffalo State College in New York was stolen.

What type of personal information? Names and Social Security numbers.

What happened? The laptop was stolen from SunGard, a vendor help Buffalo State transition to a new computer system.

What was the response? The university sent out letters to affected individuals.

Details: Officials do not believe the thief was after the personal information.

Source: WIVB-TV, "Stolen laptop may contain Buffalo State College students' sensitive information," April 17.

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