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Cheyney University Security Breach

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Troy Williams  feels violated.

"It was my social security number,  my address,  my student identification number and  how much I owe in school loans."

The Cheyney University Freshman's vital information---along with the private information of hundreds of other current and former Cheyney students-- released in a 240-plus page e-mail.

School officials say the file was accidentally attached to a message sent to students Thursday.

"You trust them with that information," said Williams. They ask you that stuff for the application
and you trust them with that. It's like betraying your trust."

School officials aren't  saying how many students were affected or whether the employee  who sent the e-mail is being reprimanded.

They resleased a statment saying the university "deeply regrets the error"and told students "they're contracting with a credit company to prevent misuse of the information."

"I  just dont feel safe," exclaimed Williams.

The 20-year-old's  fear--rooted in experience.

Several years ago he says someone bought a house using his mother's credit after her identity was stolen.

The school is urging students to get a free credit check from all three major credit agencies.

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