BHSU Website Lists Personal Information

April 12, 2007

Keloland Television,56215

Several students at Black Hills State University in Spearfish were notified Wednesday that their Social Security numbers were mistakenly posted on the college's Web site.

A document announcing scholarship winners included the names and Social Security numbers for 56 students. It was placed online March 29th.

The document was immediately removed Tuesday after officials learned about the goof-up.

The affected students were also provided with information about identity theft and ways they could protect themselves if it should happen. There have been no reports so far of any problems, however.

Statistics indicate that the Black Hills State University scholarship document was accessed 12 times.

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