Stolen data on 3.3 million student loans found in Minneapolis

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 16, 2010 - 10:35 PM

Despite publicity about the theft, the stolen data sat in a Minneapolis police evidence room for three weeks.

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wingknutApr. 16, 10 9:10 AM

They store personal info on floppy disks? I didn't think they made those anymore.

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joszacemApr. 16, 10 9:14 AM

I had a small (relatively) student loan that was insured by these guys 15 years ago. I got a letter about this yesterday. My question is why the ***** do they still have my information?? The loan was gone years ago. Destroy, delete old information so this does not happen. How hard is it????

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minneg56Apr. 16, 10 9:29 AM

Business rule of thumb used to be - store all sensitive info for 7 years or less! Certainly that info -age, date, ssn etc. should be considered sensitive. I can't imagine there'd be any practical reason to keep the info after the terms of the student loans were satisfied.

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ravenmxApr. 16, 10 9:34 AM

Is not the best company to begin with. If someone wants to steal something, generally they can but were these safes bolted down? If the person was not a employee how did they get to where the safes were kept, passed security and all the other usual questions.

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aapc79Apr. 16, 10 9:37 AM

Was it a 5.25" floppy? Or one of those 1980 ones the size of a record?

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HealthcrusaderApr. 16, 10 9:43 AM

Safes opened but nothing missing? Media in its original packaging?? If that were the case the media would be blank! Safes are robbed from a business but there is no suspects from the employee pool?? Bulls#$%!!!

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d44332211Apr. 16, 1010:00 AM

Well thank goodness! I was afraid they just might have lost my loan information and I would have been off the hook for the loan. I'm so glad that didn't happen.

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player1105Apr. 16, 1010:21 AM

"The information does not appear to be compromised"!? Because...they aren't labeled-"copy process complete"?

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jbpaperApr. 16, 1010:35 AM

Why would you steal the safes from a loan company? Did they think they gave the students cash, therefore these would be filled with cash. It's a student loan company not a bank, the only cash that passes through there is whats in the employees pockets.

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cylondnaApr. 16, 1010:55 AM

Of course the data on the media was offloaded by another agency who left the originals behind. This is how criminal elements of your government work.

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