Tennessee Students' IDs At Risk

Knoxville (WVLT) - A new report claims thousands of Tennessee K-12 students could be at risk for identity theft.

The Internet site SSN-BREACH.ORG says on August 28Th, about 17,000 K-12 student's personal information became available on the Internet.

This included student's full names, social security numbers, and school test scores.

The files were accidentally placed on-line during a temporary method to transfer files between computers.

The F.B.I. was notified and officials say the final set of files were erased Tuesday.

To see if you were included in the file breaching you can click here.

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  • by Tammy Location: Knoxville on Nov 26, 2007 at 06:10 PM
    I feel that it is not safe anymore to send you children to public school they are getting out of hand, especially Gibbs High they hide everything the school was vandilized last week but noone knew about it because thats how they like it........I took mine and put in a private christian school, more parents need to take control and let Knox COunty schools know that they are not going to run over our babies, they are still just kids...................
  • by Kathy on Oct 3, 2007 at 07:55 PM
    I guess for safety of our children we have to get a credit report every year just like an eye check up or doctor check up. You know the country is getting out of hand when we have watch our back because someone is covent to another. I feel that no childs SSN or date of birth should be exposed to any kind of paper untill they are adults.
  • by patsy Location: knoxville on Oct 3, 2007 at 10:36 AM
    Why was their no more known about the last mayors race? No on knew who was running and when the voting was to take place. Just enought to give the mayor a shoe in again. Why?
  • by Billie Price Location: Sneedville, TN on Oct 3, 2007 at 08:53 AM
    I went online this morning to check a child's information. It is a shame that the website cannot still guarantee that there has not been a breach. Good Security!!!!!


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