U.S. Department of Education, Direct Loan Servicing Online


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 23, 2006
geo: 
Atlanta , GA
United States
Records Breached: 

21,000

Breach Total Number: 
21 000
Source: 
Dataloss DB
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A faulty Web site software upgrade resulted in personal information of 21,000 student loan holders being exposed on the U.S. Department of Education's loan Web site. Information included names, birthdates, SSNs, addresses, phone numbers, and in some cases, account information. Affiliated Computer Services Inc. is the contractor responsible for the breach. The breach did not include those whose loans are managed through private companies.