- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Office of Higher Education says state computer experts found no evidence of criminal activity when private student data was exposed on the website of a student loan program.

Communications director Sandy Connolly says a security analysis found only three unauthorized log-ins to the site. The St. Paul Pioneer Press (https://bit.ly/1pmJ8NW ) reports an investigation showed three students accidentally gained access to the information.

Connolly says there is no evidence of any hacking.

Last week the office mailed letters to 1,328 students who may have had their data viewed on the SELF student loan site, telling them how to protect their credit and how to get a copy of a report explaining the problem. As a result of the security review, Social Security numbers have been removed from the webpage.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, https://www.twincities.com


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