Virginia Military Institute

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Date Breach Made Public: 
April 17, 2012
Lexington , VA
United States
Records Breached: 

258 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

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A Virginia Military Institute (VMI) administrator emailed a spreadsheet with the grade point average of every member of VMI's senior class to the VMI student president.  The email should have only contained an attachment with the names and hometowns of potential 2012 graduates.  The second attachment was not only emailed to the student president, but was then forwarded to 258 senior students before the student president and VMI administration realized the mistake.