Another data breach at the University of South Carolina has put thousands of students at potential risk of identity theft.
USC says a laptop computer used for testing in four physics courses is missing from a locked room at the Jones Physical Sciences Building.
The password-protected computer contained names and Social Security numbers for 6,300 students who took physics classes from 2010 through this year.
The computer actually went missing in April, but university officials say they didn't announce it until now because they needed time to gather contact information for students who may be affected.
The State newspaper reports that during the past seven years, more than 87,000 records belonging to USC students and employees have been exposed in seven reported data breaches.
School officials say they're overhauling software and setting up a new security program that's to take effect next year.