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




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



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http://www.grandforksherald.com/articles/index.cfm?id=88793 

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=E2=80=99 credit card and Social Security numbers, was 
protected by a data encryption system and other security controls, 
according to the Alumni Association.

Tim O=E2=80=99Keefe, the association=E2=80=99s 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.

=E2=80=9CI feel confident that there is an absolutely minimal chance (the 
security measures protecting the data) could be breached,=E2=80=9D O=E2=80=99Keefe 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 =E2=80=9Cto further ensure the security of the database and 
privacy of member records,=E2=80=9D he said.

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