California Army National Guard


Location

Sacramento, CA
United States
38° 34' 53.6592" N, 121° 29' 39.84" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 21, 2006
geo: 
Sacramento, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Hundreds (at least 200)

A briefcase with personal information of National Guardsmen including a seniority roster, Social Security numbers and dates of birth was stolen from the car of an employee.  A memo was sent to National Guard soldiers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)


Location

Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 42.4032" N, 77° 2' 10.9176" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 5, 2006
geo: 
Washington, DC
United States
Records Breached: 

291

A laptop computer containing personal information of employees and job applicants, including fingerprints, names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth, was lost during transit on an airline flight

Source: 
Security Breach Letter

City of Hattiesburg


Location

Hattiesburg, MS
United States
31° 19' 37.6284" N, 89° 17' 25.2204" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 7, 2006
geo: 
Hattiesburg, MS
United States
Records Breached: 

thousands of city workers and contractors (at least 2,000)

Video surveillance cameras caught 2 intruders stealing hard drives from 18 computers June 23. Data files contained names, addresses, and SSNs of current and former city employees and registered voters as well as bank account information for employees paid through direct deposit and water system customers who paid bills electronically.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

U.S. Department of Education via contractor, DTI Associates


Location

Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 42.4032" N, 77° 2' 10.9176" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 21, 2006
geo: 
Washington, DC
United States
Records Breached: 

43

Two laptops were stolen from DTI's office in downtown DC containing personal information on 43 grant reviewers for the Teacher Incentive Fund. DTI could not rule out that the data included SSNs.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Kentucky Personnel Cabinet via Bluegrass Mailing


Location

Frankfort, KY
United States
38° 12' 3.2616" N, 84° 52' 23.8224" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 29, 2006
geo: 
Frankfort, KY
United States
Records Breached: 

146,000

State employees received letters from the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet with their SSNs visible through the envelope windows.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Tuscarawas County and Warren County


Location

Tuscarawas County, OH
United States
40° 23' 52.4292" N, 81° 25' 40.4328" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 25, 2006
geo: 
Tuscarawas County, OH
United States
Extra Info: 

Additional location: Warren County, OH

Records Breached: 

Unknown

The Social Security numbers of some Tuscarawas and Warren County voters were available on the LexisNexis Internet database service. Local boards of elections may be the source of the information. 

UPDATE (11/1/06): LexisNexis says it has now removed the SSNs.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

North Carolina Department of Revenue


Location

Raleigh, NC
United States
35° 46' 19.5456" N, 78° 38' 19.014" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 13, 2007
geo: 
Raleigh, NC
United States
Records Breached: 

30,000 taxpayers

A laptop computer containing taxpayer data was stolen from the car of a NC Dept. of Revenue employee in mid-December. The files included names, SSNs or federal employer ID numbers , and tax debt owed to the state.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Social Security Administration (SSA)


Location

Milwaukee, WI
United States
43° 2' 20.0508" N, 87° 54' 23.3064" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 19, 2007
geo: 
Milwaukee, WI
United States
Records Breached: 

13

Files of disability applicants containing Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers of family members, dates of birth, work history, and detailed medical information were lost/stolen when a telecommuting employee abandoned them in a locked filing cabinet at home after a threat of domestic violence. Several of the files were mailed back to the local SSA office. Others were found in a dumpster months later.  Four were never recovered.

Source: 
Media

Maryland Department of Natural Resources


Location

Annapolis, MD
United States
38° 58' 42.402" N, 76° 29' 31.8588" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 3, 2007
geo: 
Annapolis, MD
United States
Records Breached: 

1,433

Personal information of current and retired employees including names and Social Security numbers was downloaded to a thumb drive by an employee who wanted to work at home but was lost en route.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Louisiana Board of Regents


Location

Baton Rouge, LA
United States
30° 27' 2.6856" N, 91° 9' 16.3836" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 17, 2007
geo: 
Baton Rouge, LA
United States
Records Breached: 

80,000

Records of students and staff including Social Security numbers,names, and addresses exposed on web.  In all, more than 80,000 names and Social Security numbers were accessible for perhaps as long as two years on an internal Internet site.

Source: 
Dataloss DB
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