Sensitive computer stolen from Cornell University

A stolen computer belonging to Cornell University contained the personal information for current and former students, faculty and other staff.

How many victims? 45,277.

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

Details: Currently, no misuse of this sensitive information has been discovered, according to an email obtained by WVBR.

What was the response? Affected individuals will be notified by mail and will receive free fraud counseling and credit monitoring services at the university’s expense. In addition, the university will establish a call center and a set of frequently asked questions for those who have been affected.

Source:, WVBR 93.5 FM, “Cornell Computer Security Breach,” June 23, 2009.

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