Stolen UC Berkeley laptop exposes personal data

Tuesday, 29 March 2005, 3:09 PM EST

A thief recently walked into a University of California, Berkeley office and swiped a computer laptop containing personal information about nearly 100,000 alumni, graduate students and past applicants, highlighting a continued lack of security that has increased society's vulnerability to identity theft.

University officials waited until Monday to announce the March 11 crime, hoping that police would be able to catch the thief and reclaim the computer.

By Michael Liedtke at SFGate.

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