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Internet Snafu at Indiana St.

May 21, 2002

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) _ Indiana State University accidentally posted personal information about 10,000 of its students _ including names and Social Security numbers _ on the Internet for two weeks.

The information was available from April 30 to May 14 about ISU students enrolled in the 1996-97 school year, university spokeswoman Teresa Exline said.

Officials removed the information once they learned about the situation, and Exline said the university was in the process of notifying those students

``This is not a hacking incident. No one broke into our security,″ Exline said. ``This is an incident that involves inadvertent exposure.″

The university said the posting was an accident and no one will be disciplined, but it is reviewing procedures to make sure the problem does not occur again.

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