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April 18th, 2008

Students And Staff Are Affected By Stolen University of Virginia Laptop

A laptop stolen from a University of Virginia employee contained sensitive information about more than 7,000 students, staff and faculty members. Stolen from an unidentified employee from an undisclosed location in Albemarle County, the laptop contained a confidential file filled with names and Social Security numbers.

University of Virginia mailed out letters Monday to each person affected by the data breach.

The Albemarle County Police Department is investigating the theft. Investigators apparently do not believe that the personal information was the target of the theft, according to the letter from James Hilton, UVa’s vice president and chief information officer.

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