Data Breach Impacts Pennsylvania College Students

May 20, 2014

Students at a northwestern Pennsylvania medical school are being urged to monitor their credit after their names and Social Security numbers were inadvertently posted online.

The Erie Times-News says the data breach impacted students at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

School spokesman Pierre Bellicini says the breach originated from Hubbard-Bert Inc., an Erie business that provides students with health insurance. The students’ data was indexed by Google’s search engine. Hubbard-Bert says it worked with Google to remove the students’ information.

Neither the school nor Hubbard-Bert would say how many students were affected.

The problem was discovered by a student last month.

Hubbard-Bert is offering the students one year of credit monitoring.

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