Department of Veterans Affairs,

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 20, 2012
Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
2 200
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

VA officials gave veteran Social Security numbers, names, and possibly other information to in March of 2011 in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the genealogy site.  The records should have only contained the information of deceased veterans, but instead contained the information of over 2,200 living veterans. The information was then posted in 2011 and taken down in January of 2012.