Warren County Iowa, Iowa Department of Human Services


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 12, 2012
geo: 
Indianola , IA
United States
Records Breached: 

3,000

Breach Total Number: 
3 000
Source: 
Databreaches.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

Warren County residents had their names, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and other information exposed.  A fire destroyed a Warren County human services office on December 4, 2011.  Records from the location that were due to be shredded were moved to a secure facility owned by warren County.  A county maintenance worker mistakenly moved a container full of the damaged sensitive records back to the destroyed building in early February of 2012.  The mistake was discovered on March 14 when the department received a call from a resident near the area who found a DHS paper in her yard.