A server error on the University of Tampa computer system led to the accidental release of student data containing Social Security and student ID numbers and birth dates. The information for thousands of students was accessible on Google, according to the university.
However, there is no evidence the information was used maliciously, reported the school’s information technology office.
The university asked students to monitor their finances with a promise by the school that it will pay for fraud alert services for those affected.
One of the posted files included information on 6,818 students from fall 2011, and may have been available for viewing from July 2011 through this week. Two other files included information on 29,540 faculty, staff and students from Jan. 29, 2000, to July 11, 2011.
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