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University Mistake Puts Law Students and Staff's Records Online

The City University of New York foul-up that put students' personal information a Google search away from identity thieves was more widespread than first reported, with school officials saying yesterday that the Social Security numbers of hundreds of employees also got on the Web. The security failure, first reported in Newsday yesterday, prompted a flurry of memos up the chain of command yesterday, ending with CUNY chancellor Matthew Goldstein telling the Board of Trustees that it was "a most regrettable data breach."

New CUNY security slip, Newsday, September 28, 2005.