East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program and Technical Center


Location

West Covina, CA
United States
34° 4' 7.0356" N, 117° 56' 20.2308" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 28, 2012
geo: 
West Covina, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A sensitive document was accidentally attached to an email that was sent to students.  The attachment contained names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, student attendance information, and information regarding their program.  The email was intended to inform students about open positions.

Source: 
California Attorney General

U.S. Department of Labor


Location

Washington, DC
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 1, 2013
geo: 
Washington, DC
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The Department of Labor's website was found to have been infected with malware that spreads to visitors using the web browser Internet Explorer.  Microsoft had already released a patch to address the Internet Explorer vulnerability and the malware targets users who have not taken advantage of the patch.

Source: 
Media

Harris County


Location

Harris, TX
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 15, 2013
geo: 
Harris, TX
United States
Records Breached: 

16,000

The information of current and former Harris County employees was found on electronic files in Vietnam.  Names, Social Security numers, and dates of birth were exposed.  The files were from 2005 and 2007 and appear to have been created before Harris County put in place stricter identity theft regulations.

Source: 
Media

Mount Sinai Medical Center


Location

New York, NY
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 15, 2013
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

610 (No Social Security numbers or financial information reported)

The August 1 theft or loss of a portable electronic device resulted in the exposure of patient information.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

IRS


Location

Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey PA
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 18, 2014
geo: 
Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey PA
United States
Records Breached: 

20,000

A former emloyee of the IRS took home a computer thumb drive that contained personal information on 20,000 current and former employees and contractors. The information included Social Security numbers, names and addresses. The thumb drive was plugged into the employees unsecured network, which could have left the information vulnerable.

This incidence dates back to 2007 before the IRS stared using automatic encryption. The IRS will not comment why they did not discover this breach until now, or if the employee who used the thumb drive is still working at the IRS.

Source: 
Media

US State Department


Location

Washington, DC
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 17, 2014
geo: 
Washington, DC
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The US State Department shut down one of its computer networks when it was believed to have been hacked. Experts believe this is related to the breach to the White House's unclassified computer network.

On Monday Jeff Rathke, a State Department spokesperson said "the department had recently detected "activity of concern" in portions of the system handling non-classified emails, and the weekend maintenance included security improvements responding to the breach."

More Information: http://phys.org/news/2014-11-state-dept-hacked-email.html#inlRlv

Source: 
Media

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC)


Location

Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 42.4032" N, 77° 2' 10.9176" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 10, 2005
geo: 
Washington, DC
United States
Records Breached: 

6,000

Personal information including the names, birthdays, salaries, and Social Security numbers of former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation employees was stolen.  Some of the information was used for fraudulent purposes.  Affected employees from as far back as July 2002 were notified.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Georgia Technology Authority (GTA)


Location

Atlanta, GA
United States
33° 44' 56.382" N, 84° 23' 16.7352" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 30, 2006
geo: 
Atlanta, GA
United States
Records Breached: 

573,000

Hackers exploited a security flaw to gain access to confidential information including Social Security numbers and bank-account details of state pensioners.  The State only had contact information for 180,000 of those affected and relied on media coverage to get the word out to others.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)


Location

Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 42.4032" N, 77° 2' 10.9176" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 22, 2006
geo: 
Washington, DC
United States
Records Breached: 

110

Two laptop computers containing personal and financial data were stolen from an employee's vehicle. The data included names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and in some instances, financial account numbers gathered in law enforcement investigations.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Los Angeles County, Adult Protective Services


Location

Burbank, CA
United States
34° 10' 51.0204" N, 118° 18' 32.2776" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 27, 2006
geo: 
Burbank, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Last weekend 11 laptops were stolen from the Burbank office. It is not clear what type of personal information was included.

Source: 
Dataloss DB
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