Laptop With Personal Data Stolen From NTID

September 1, 2008

RIT has sent letters out to affected students. RIT officials say that a laptop with personal information was recently stolen from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

According to a notice posted on the RIT website, it was stolen on August 25th, and the information includes names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers. Officials say it does NOT affect the entire RIT community, but it does include about 12,700 people who have applied to enroll at NTID since 1968.

Another 1,100 members of the RIT community have also been impacted. RIT says that letters were mailed to all of those affected. Officials say they have no indication at this time that any of the information was accessed, but they do advise people affected contact the fraud departments of any one of the three major credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on their credit file.

RIT says the laptop was used by an employee at NTID and it was stolen from an office. RIT public safety officers are investigating as well as the Monroe County Sheriff.s department.

A toll-free hotline has been established at: 1-866-624-8330. Click here to read the memo from the RIT website.

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