http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGAJ5XP9OPC.html The Associated Press Published: Jul 27, 2001 ATLANTA (AP) - A state investigation has been ordered after college students discovered their Social Security numbers, home addresses and other personal information on the Internet. The information was inadvertently leaked from a Georgia Student Finance Commission database. Student journalists at Southern Polytechnic University in Marietta found 3,187 pages of personal information on thousands of students attending Georgia schools. The information was available on the search engine Google.com from April until June. The problem has since been fixed. Gov. Roy Barnes on Thursday called for a state investigation into how the agency accidentally disabled its "firewalls," barriers that prevent unauthorized access to a computer network. A Google Inc. official said Google.com began deleting the information immediately after being notified by agency officials in April. Because Google operates hundreds of servers in its network, the process might have taken anywhere from a few hours to several days, spokeswoman Cindy McCaffrey said. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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