Suffolk County Community College says there’s no indication that any personal information has been misused since it mistakenly sent out an e-mail attachment containing students’ Social Security numbers.
But just in case, the Long Island school is paying a company to monitor the 300 students’ credit for the next year.
Vice President Mary Lou Araneo says the error was discovered quickly. She says college officials immediately shut down the server and took steps to retrieve unopened messages and attachments that were sent to students.
Araneo could not say how much of the personal information was recovered or whether anyone was disciplined.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.