DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Western Connecticut State University is notifying students, their families and others that their personal information may have been exposed to unauthorized access by a computer system vulnerability that has since been corrected.
Officials at the Danbury school say they found no evidence records were inappropriately accessed.
The vulnerability existed from April 2009 to September 2012 and potentially exposed information, including Social Security numbers, of about 235,000 people whose records were collected by the university over 13 years.
The affected group includes students, their families, those who had other associations with the university and high school students whose SAT scores were purchased in lists.
The university says it implemented new layers of protection and is offering up to two years of free ID theft protection to those potentially affected.