Honolulu community college discloses risk of identify theft

May 5, 2009
Data from more than 15,000 students may have been exposed

From The Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu, Hawaii, is warning more than 15,000 students that they might be at risk of identity theft because of an infected computer. The students include those granted financial aid between Jan. 1, 2004, and April 15, when the problem was discovered. Parents who supplied information about themselves on financial forms also are at risk. When the malicious software was discovered, the computer was removed from service; an investigation found no evidence that any sensitive information was accessed, but the possibility could not be ruled out, the college says.

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