Hewlett, Packard, California Department of Social Services

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 12, 2012
Riverside , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
701 000
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

Around 700,000 caregivers and care recipients had their information lost or stolen during transit between Hewlett Packard and the State Compensation Insurance Fund in Riverside, California.  A package that originally contained microfiche with payroll data entries and possibly other sensitive information arrived via U.S. Postal Service damaged and missing thousands of payroll data entries. Names, wages, Social Security numbers, and state identification numbers were exposed. A total of 375,000 In-Home Supportive Services workers were affected and 326,000 recipients of In-Home Supportive Services care were affected.

UPDATE (05/30/2013): A total of 748,902 elderly home care recipients and their caretakers were affected.