Northwest Florida State College

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 10, 2012
Niceville , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

279,000 (At least 200,050 SSNs exposed)

Breach Total Number: 
200 050
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

An internal review revealed a hack of Northwest College servers.  One or more hackers accessed at least one folder in the server between May 21, 2012 and September 24, 2012.  Over 3,000 employees, 76,000 Northwest College student records, and 200,000 students eligible for Bright Future scholarships in 2005-06 and 2006-07 were affected.  Bright Future scholarship data included names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, ethnicity, and genders.  Current and former employees that have used direct deposit anytime since 2002 may have had some information exposed. At least 50 employees had enough information in the folder to be at risk for identity theft.