University of Arizona (UA)

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 8, 2012
Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US

Those with questions may call UA's incident contact line at 520-621-4746

Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
7 700
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A UA student ran a Google search and found her private information posted publicly.  The data belonged to several thousand people who had submitted their names and tax ID numbers to UA in order to receive payments or reimbursements.  Vendors, consultants, guest speakers, and UA students had their names and tax ID numbers exposed in February and early March.  Some people had their Social Security numbers exposed in lieu of tax ID numbers. The sensitive data was embedded within a larger set of files being transferred to the UA new financial system.  The files were thought to only contain public information.