Department of Revenue Wisconsin

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 15, 2008
geo: 
Madison , WI
United States
Wisconsin US
Extra Info: 

Breach locations:   Lena, Marinette, Little Suamico, Freedom, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Krakow, Keshena and Lakewood

Records Breached: 

5,000

Taxpayers in northeastern Wisconsin had their Social Security numbers exposed in a state mailing. A folding error, apparently the result of a faulty machine, allowed the Social Security numbers to be seen through the clear address window of the envelope.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Turley's Restaurant

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 20, 2010
geo: 
Boulder , CO
United States
Colorado US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The owner of Turley's Restaurant went to recycle old employee files. After seeing that the dumpster was full, the owner then left boxes of intact files from former employees near the dumpster. The files included Social Security numbers, birth dates and phone numbers.

Source: 
NAID

Thai Cafe

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 1, 2010
geo: 
Indianapolis , IN
United States
Indiana US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An Indianapolis school noticed that their dumpster was being used by someone else. A box of personal information from the Thai Cafe was found to have been illegally dumped. School officials discovered complete payroll stubs from 2000 inside the box and contacted the restaurant owner. The ex-spouse of the restaurant owner apologized for the illegal dumping and claimed that the disposal was handled by a third party.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Anderson College

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 4, 2005
geo: 
Anderson , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 

800

A bag with student resident hall assignments was found on campus. The paperwork also had the students' Social Security numbers. The documents were destroyed and a new program that will prevent unauthorized faculty and staff from accessing student Social Security numbers was developed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Madison Area Technical College

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 5, 2005
geo: 
Madison , WI
United States
Wisconsin US
Records Breached: 

100

A news crew found around 100 applications in a MATC dumpster. The applications showed names, contact information, Social Security numbers, birth dates, academic records and canceled checks. The applications and transcripts go back to at least 2002. The College agreed to lock the dumpster and destroy documents in a trash compactor on a more frequent basis. It did not state that it would begin shredding documents before dumping them.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 9, 2005
geo: 
Dallas , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A truck driver lost thousands of Federal Reserve Bank checks headed to Houston. It seems that the back door of the truck was not closed when the driver left the loading area. Paid and canceled checks with Social Security numbers, names, addresses and signatures were scattered on the highway between Dallas and Houston. Most of the checks were not recovered.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 22, 2005
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Taxpayers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming may have been affected.

Records Breached: 

30,000

A truck carrying checks with tax information for the self-employed was involved in an accident on the San Mateo Bridge. Wind blew about 30,000 pieces of mail into the bay and beyond. The IRS agreed to waive penalties and interest for anyone whose payment was affected.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Blockbuster

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 8, 2005
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of files were dumped in clear garbage bags on the street. Recent membership applications revealed customer names, birth dates, addresses, phone numbers, driver's license numbers, credit card number, credit card expiration date and signatures. For some strange reason, the applications also included customer Social Security numbers. The files were dumped after the store went out of business.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Murphy USA

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 6, 2010
geo: 
Shelbyville , IN
United States
Indiana US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A file cabinet with personal information was found in a dumpster near Murphy USA gas station. Most of the files belonged to former employees of the gas station. Dozens of copies of Social Security cards, driver's licenses, contact information and other personnel information were retrieved. A representative from the gas station said that the files should have been shredded and that they are searching for the employee responsible.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 8, 2005
geo: 
Dallas , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

8,000

A courier truck dropped canceled personal and business checks on northbound Central Expressway near Woodall Rodgers Freeway around 4 a.m.  The incident closed the freeway exit until 7 a.m.  Employees from the Federal Reserve, the courier company and the Texas Department of Transportation removed many checks, though some disappeared.  Some unaffiliated people also returned checks to the authorities.  A very similar incident happened in August of 2005.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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