Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 22, 2005
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US

Taxpayers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming may have been affected.

Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
30 000
Dataloss DB
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A truck carrying checks with tax information for the self-employed was involved in an accident on the San Mateo Bridge. Wind blew about 30,000 pieces of mail into the bay and beyond. The IRS agreed to waive penalties and interest for anyone whose payment was affected.