[ISN] Laptop stolen containing UND Alumni info of 84, 000-plus alums, donors, others

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 03:07:10 -0500 (CDT)

By Chuck Haga 
Herald Staff Writer
October 07, 2008

A laptop computer containing sensitive personal and financial 
information on more than 84,000 UND alumni, donors and others was stolen 
last month from a vehicle belonging to a software vendor retained by the 
UND Alumni Association.

The laptop has not been recovered, but the sensitive information, 
including individuals’ credit card and Social Security numbers, was 
protected by a data encryption system and other security controls, 
according to the Alumni Association.

Tim O’Keefe, the association’s executive vice president, said today that 
there has been no evidence that the information contained in the stolen 
laptop has been used in any way.

“I feel confident that there is an absolutely minimal chance (the 
security measures protecting the data) could be breached,” O’Keefe said.

Except to say the vendor is located outside the state and immediate 
region, the association will not identify the vendor or say where the 
theft occurred “to further ensure the security of the database and 
privacy of member records,” he said.


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