Scratchpad50.com puts 64 at Risk of ID TheftFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2007
Media Contact: Aaron Titus
BUFFALO, New York. In September 2007, a file containing around the names, social security numbers, scores, grades, and other information of about 64 students on Scratchpad50.com. The operator of the domain could not be readily identified, so the host and domain registrars were notified. Though the file had already been removed from the site when it was discovered, the information was available until September 18, 2007 through a Google Cache.
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.