Liberty Tax Service

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 13, 2010
geo: 
Portsmouth , VA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Personal tax documents were left exposed in a dumpster. The tax documents had Social Security numbers, addresses and financial information. The company did not reveal how the documents may have found their way into the dumpster, but said that it was against company policy to leave them exposed and intact. At least one person had their tax information from 2008 exposed.  The number of documents was described as "mounds".

Source: 
Databreaches.net

NYS Higher Education Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 10, 2006
geo: 
Albany , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

49

Paper documents were lost when the package containing them was damaged by a carrier's mechanical equipment.  The documents may have been thrown away by the carrier.  The information on the documents included name, Social Security number and address. At least 49 New York residents were affected, but the total number of people affected nationwide was not disclosed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Oklahoma Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 17, 2010
geo: 
Oklahoma City , OK
United States
Records Breached: 

1,950

An employee noticed that some pages were missing from a laboratory log book on October 15.  The pages may have contained the names, last four digits of Social Security numbers, appointment information and tests of 1,950 VAMC visitors.  Veterans who visited between January 1 and October 8 may have been affected.  The military believes the most likely cause of the loss is that the pages were shredded.

UPDATE (12/2/10): An VA investigation determined that the information was most likely accidentally shredded.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Weyerhaeuser Company

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 10, 2006
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
Records Breached: 
1,597
A book containing payroll data was stolen.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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