Environmental Protection Agency

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 2, 2012
Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
7 800
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A computer security breach resulted in the exposure of Social Security numbers, bank routing numbers, and home addresses.  A total of 5,100 current employees and 2,700 other individuals had their information exposed by the unspecified computer breach that occurred in March. Notification was sent around the end of July.

UPDATE (10/28/2013): An England national was charged in New Jersey with one count of accessing a U.S. department or agency computer without authorization and one count of conspiring to access a U.S. department or agency computer without authorization.  He is being investigated for illegally accessing U.S. government computer systems associated with the U.S. Army, U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Environmetnal Protection Agency, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.