Wired Campus: Social Security Numbers of U. of Maryland Students Exposed
About 24,000 students at the University of Maryland are at risk of having their identities stolen.
On July 1, the university’s Department of Transportation Services sent all students registered for upcoming fall classes parking brochures. Affixed to the brochures were mailing labels that contained student’s Social Security numbers, although the numbers were not identified as such. The numbers were inadvertently put on the mailing labels, according to a university Web site.
J. David Allen, director of the transportation department, apologized for the security breach in a Thursday e-mail message to registered students.