UIC Alumni Call: Your ID May Have Been Stolen

13 former students unreachable about security breach

Anyone who was a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998 is being asked to contact the school to see if their personal information was inadvertently posted on the Internet.

UIC webmasters received notice that the names and Social Security numbers of 76 former students were accessible via a Web page dating from 1998, the school said in a release Thursday.

UIC computing center staff immediately disabled access to the web page and took action to have all copies of the page removed from web search engine caches, the release said.

School officials also attempted to notify all 76 affected students via the U.S. mail, sending a letter to the last known postal address of all affected individuals. However, 13 of the letters were undeliverable, the release said.

Anyone who was a student in 1998 and did not receive a letter should check online to see if they are among the 13 individuals who were not reachable by mail, the release said.

UIC said it has not received any documented claims of identity theft or loss resulting from the exposure.

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