America's Privacy Watchdog
1,818,342 Identity Exposure Reports
EXPOSING IDENTITY: (California State University, Chico)
California State University, Chico
College of ECC, Department of Compu
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0003
(530) 898-5963
http://www.ecst.csuchico.edu/

Sensitivity: Moderate
Duration: More Than One Year
Distribution: Exposed Online
Detailed Exposure Statistics:
Loading statistics...


Resolution

Files Deleted, Caches Cleared.

Related Links

Do Another Search
Please fix the following problems:

Press Release

CSU Chico Prof Exposes 30 Students Info Online
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July, 15 2008 UPDATED: January, 01 1900

CHICO, California. A California State University, Chico Computer Science Professor accidentally placed an excel file online containing the names, test scores, lab scores, and last four digits of 30 former students' social security numbers. All affected individuals appear to be former students of Jim McElroy.

The file was created in August, 2003 and appears to have been online for nearly five years. It was discovered in May, 2008. University officials quickly took the file offline after the Liberty Coalition alerted them on May 26, 2008. The file now appears to have cleared from major search engines' caches.

The last four digits of the social security number is used as a password by some financial institutions, and in some instances just those four numbers are sufficient to get credit. By allowing this information to be posted online, CSU Chico has placed these individuals at increased risk of fraud.

The information on this page was compiled by the Liberty Coalition, which bears sole responsibility for its accuracy.

Copyright © Identity Finder, LLC. All rights reserved. This is a free public service provided by Identity Finder
* Though we make every reasonable effort to ensure this information is accurate, Identity Finder encourages you to investigate and confirm the information on your Personal Privacy Report and other information on this website, before acting upon it. The information given by this website is presented "AS-IS," without any warranty as to its accuracy or fitness for a particular purpose. Nothing on this website shall be construed as legal advice, or as an endorsement by any third party, unless otherwise explicitly stated. If you require legal advice, please seek the advice of legal counsel experienced in this subject area, and licensed in your jurisdiction.