Students' personal information posted on campus computers

May 3, 2007

There is a warning for hundreds of students at Montgomery College. You may be at risk for identity theft.

The discovery was made by students at the campus just outside of Conroe. Students found a list of all graduating seniors on a computer drive that is publicly accessible on all campus computers.

On that list of names was also personal and sensitive information, including social security numbers and addresses. School officials say it was posted on the public shared drive accidentally by a new employee, who has now been disciplined.

"Once it's out there, you can't get it back and it's hard to measure the consequences because five years from now, a hard drive with it on it could be sold in a garage sale," said student Leah Moody.

School officials tell us they've since removed the list and alerted all the students.

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