IU officials: Data for 146K students may have been exposed after breach

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) – Indiana University officials say personal data for 146,000 students and recent graduates may have been disclosed after a school data breach.

They say the names, addresses and Social Security numbers for the thousands who attended the school from 2011-14 across the schools’ seven campuses may have been exposed.

University authorities say late last week, a staff member noticed that data was being stored in an insecure location for the past 11 months.

The school says the information was retrieved from three automated individual data mining applications, which are used to improve web search capabilities. No servers or systems were breached.

Once discovered, the information was immediately moved to a secure location.

School officials notified the Indiana Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday. The school says they plan to notify all affected students as a precaution this week.

Officials say they will set up a call center to handle questions. Students may call 1-866-254-1484 starting at 8 a.m. Friday.

Click here if you have questions on the data breach or how to monitor credit accounts.

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