Stolen Laptop May Have Compromised Students' Personal Info


By News Department

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) - It's a breech in security at the University of South Carolina.

A spokesperson says a computer stolen from the physics and astronomy department at the end of April may have compromised the personal information of more than 6,000 students.

We're talking names, e-mail addresses and social security numbers.

The affected students were enrolled in one of four classes, dating back to January 2010. That's when the laptop was first in use.

There's an ongoing investigation into the incident. To read the letter sent to those affected, click here.

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