Columbia University

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 30, 2012
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
3 500
Dataloss DB
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A programmer erroneously saved an internal test file onto a public server in January 2010.  Current and former employees had their names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and bank account numbers available on the internet from January 2010 until April of 2012.  A total of 3,000 current and former employees were affected, but an additional 500 sole proprietors were also affected.  It appears that the file was not accessed at anytime between January 2010 and March 10, 2012.