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

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


Breach Total Number: 
21 000
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.