A laptop containing the sensitive data of more than 7,000 University of Virginia students, staff and faculty members was stolen from a school employee somewhere in Albemarle County.

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

What was the response? The university notified victims by letter.

Details: Police released few details about the incident, but they do not believe the thief was after the data. The university is in the process of phasing out its use of Social Security numbers.

Source:DailyProgress.com, The Daily Progress, "UVa laptop stolen, had sensitive data," April 16.