Maine Office of Information Technology


Date Breach Made Public: 
June 4, 2009
geo: 
Augusta , ME
United States
Records Breached: 

597

Breach Total Number: 
597
Source: 
Dataloss DB
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

Through a printing error, 597 people receiving unemployment benefits last week got direct-deposit information including Social Security numbers belonging to another person. We received a print job and were running it, and there was an equipment malfunction, Thompson said. In restarting the piece of equipment, a mistake was made and it started one page off. It was an error and our quality assurance didn't pick it up. Recipients received one page with their own information and another page with information belonging to a different person.