Exposure Statistics*

University of Texas
College of Natural Science
1 University Station G250
Austin, TX 78712
(512) 232-9278

Discovered: November 3, 2007
Records Exposed: 13
Unique Names: 13
Sensitivity: Severe
Duration: More Than One Day
Distribution: Exposed Online
Files Exposed: 1

Sensitive Information

SSNs: 13

Other Types of Exposed Information

Exam 1 Score
Exam 2 Score
Letter Grade
Parti Score
Presentation Score
Quiz 1-11 Scores
Rep-1 Score
Rep-2 Score
Rep-3 Score

University of Texas, Austin Biology Department Exposes 13 SSNs


Media Contact: Aaron Titus
(202) 681-1686

AUSTIN, Texas. On November 3rd, 2007 the Liberty Coalition discovered a file online, containing the names, social security numbers, test scores, assignment scores, and grades for 13 individuals who took Biology 331 from K. Sathasivan, Ph.D. of the College of Natural Sciences. The University took the file offline within hours of notification.

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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