Washington University


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 15, 2012
geo: 
St. Louis , MO
United States
Records Breached: 

4,100

Breach Total Number: 
4 100
Source: 
Dataloss DB
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A University employee was discovered copying electronic files onto an external hard drive on February 17, 2012.  The hard drive was recovered and the employee was fired.  The hard drive contained the names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and dates of birth of University employees and job applicants.  It is unclear if the hard drive information was used for fraudulent purposes.