Stolen laptop with data on students found

By Derek Sooman on September 18, 2005, 1:44 PM
In San Francisco, Police have recovered a laptop with data on more than 98,000 students. The laptop contained data on former students of the University of California-Berkeley. No evidence has as yet been found to indicate that the data was used in identity theft.

Shuki Alburati, 18, a City College of San Francisco freshman, is charged with buying the computer, taken from a UC office in March, from a woman and selling it for profit on eBay to an unsuspecting South Carolina man, university officials told the newspaper.

An analysis of the computer showed it had been reformatted, making it hard to determine whether anyone had accessed the identities of the students, the report said.

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