University of South Carolina

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 28, 2013
Columbia , SC
United States
South Carolina US
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
6 300
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

The April theft of a faculty laptop resulted in the exposure of current and former student information.  The laptop was stolen from a locked room in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.  It contained a file with the names, emails, and Social Security numbers of up to 6,300 University of South Carolina students who had taken one of four physics courses between January of 2010 and the fall 2012 semester.