A flash drive containing sensitive information of Champlain College students was found in a computer lab on campus exposing over 14,000. The breached information, including social security numbers, belonged to students who applied for admission as far back as 2010. The flash drive was inadvertently left in a computer lab on campus and it is unknown if it was accessed.
“Once the drive was returned to the information systems department, the college launched an internal investigation, retained independent forensics experts and hired privacy and data security legal counsel to assist with the investigation of, and response to, this incident. It is also adopting additional data collection and transfer protocols.
The college has no evidence of any attempted or actual misuse of the information stored on the device, but out of an abundance of caution notified those potentially impacted of steps they can take to monitor their identity, financial accounts, and credit, should they feel it is necessary to do so.”
You can read the full press release here: Champlain College Notifies Students, Parents of DATA SECURITY INCIDENT