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6,000 Missouri State U. Students Have Social Security Numbers Exposed on Web

Missouri State University officials are notifying 6,030 College of Education students that their social security numbers may have been compromised as a result of an internal security breach. In October and November 2010, in preparation for an accreditation, the College of Education prepared lists which included social security numbers of students by semester. Unfortunately, these lists of names were posted in October/November 2010 on an unsecured server. As a result, all nine lists ended up on Google. In all, 6,030 names with social security numbers were compromised and posted on the web.