Media Report on Theft of Laptop Containing Student Roster Data

The Associated Press, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News were among several news organizations to report the University of Maine is working with information security and law enforcement on the theft of a laptop containing student roster data. A UMaine laptop computer and media card used by a faculty member were stolen from a checked bag on an airline flight earlier this month, potentially exposing the personal information of 941 students enrolled in physics courses dating to 1999. The records of 604 students enrolled from 1999 to 2007 included names, Social Security numbers, phone numbers, email addresses, grade data and course information. Records for 337 students enrolled from 2000 to 2014 included names, and course name and year. As of Feb. 18, there has been no indication that the data has been used. The Boston Globe and WLBZ (Channel 2) carried the AP report.