May 31st, 2006

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FIU Student Records Compromised

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Two months ago, Florida International University discovered that a database containing student and applicant names and social security numbers was breached by hackers. Last week, they notified the thousands of people affected via postcard sized letters. Students are concerned both by the delay of notification as well as the method, which can easily be mistaken as junk mail due to its size.

If you have received a warning letter, “university officials recommend you check your credit report with the three main credit reporting agencies to make sure you have not become the victim of identity theft.”

Source: CBS4 News – South Florida

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