University of Idaho SigmaChi Frat Exposes 2,622 Records OnlineFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2007
Media Contact: Aaron Titus
MOSCOW, Idaho. In December, 2005 the SigmaChi fraternity at the University of Idaho posted personal information of 2,622 current students and alumni. This information included names, addresses, phone numbers, graduation dates, high schools, transferring colleges, and alumni status (ie, indication if an alumnus has been expelled). Most of the information was sensitive or confidential. The files were available to the public through a simple Google search.
Individuals affected by this exposure should immediately visit www.nationalidwatch.org and search for their names, to confirm what types of personal information were exposed. NationalIDWatch.org has a list of recommended steps victims should take.
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Each Identity Exposure Report (IXR) documents what types of personal information were exposed (such as Social Security Numbers, Birth Dates, Addresses, etc.), without revealing them. Each IXR also details the situation surrounding each exposure, and contact information of those responsible for the breach. Armed with this information, victims can further investigate, take action, or correct harm.