Internal Revenue Service

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 21, 2009
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
Extra Info: 

Additional locations: several IRS document disposal facilities in the U.S.), http://www.treas.gov/tigta/auditreports/2009reports/200930059fr.pdf

Records Breached: 

Unknown

The U.S Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found in a fiscal year 2008 audit that in more than a dozen IRS document disposal facilities, old taxpayer documents were being tossed out in regular waste containers and dumpsters. In addition, the investigation found that IRS officials failed to consistently verify whether contract employees who have access to taxpayer documents had passed background checks. Further, investigators had difficulty

Source: 
Media

Highmark Insurance

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 4, 2010
geo: 
Pittsburgh , PA
United States
Records Breached: 

3,700

Highmark notified 3,700 members that documents containing their names, policy identification and Social Security numbers were missing. This is the second such data spill involving the region’s dominant health insurer in four months. In January, the company mailed a premium billing statement to Boscov’s Department Store, a client in Reading, according to Highmark. The envelope arrived damaged and torn; pages were also missing. The pages included the names and other identifying information for 3,700 members.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 13, 2008
geo: 
Los Angeles , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A computer was stolen from a contractor on February 11, 2008. Compromised information included name, Social Security number, date of birth, employee identification number, salary, work location, deferred compensation balances, insurance plan coverage and health care benefits selection for all active employees who were members of the DWP Retirement Plan during 2006 and 2007.

UPDATE (2/15/08): The contractor has been identified as Systematic Automation Inc.  Nineteen organizations were affected by the breach.

Source: 
Security Breach Letter

Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 2, 2010
geo: 
Port Hueneme , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

244

More than 200 employees were notified that a non-government entity may have seen their personal information. The non-government entity were lawyers for two of three workers who fought a security access suspension against them. It take the Navy 17 months to inform employees at the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center in Port Hueneme, California, that their Social Security numbers had been inadvertently released.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Irving Independent School District

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 13, 2009
geo: 
Irving , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Identity thieves using the names and Social Security numbers of Irving Independent School District employees have made thousands of dollars in credit card purchases. At least 64 of the 3,400 teachers and other employees names were on an old benefits report that somehow ended up in the trash.

UPDATE (2/4/10): At least one woman involved in the crime was caught in January of 2009 and sentenced on February 4, 2010.

Source: 
Media

Starling Insurance and Associates

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 15, 2008
geo: 
Colorado Springs , CO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A server stolen from the locked offices contained names, addresses and Social Security numbers, dates of birth, driver's license numbers and/or account information for an unspecified number of customers.

Source: 
Media

Hollywood Video

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 9, 2010
geo: 
Sparks , NV
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

This Hollywood Video like many others has closed. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of pieces of paper, receipts, records and worst of all membership forms, were exposed.  It appears they were not even placed in the dumpster, but left out in the open and scattered everywhere by the wind. On these forms were names, addresses, birth dates, I-D numbers, credit card numbers and signatures.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 5, 2010
geo: 
Algiers , LA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Personal documents relating to section 8 were left in an unsecured and abandoned office.  The documents included copies of birth certificates, driver's license numbers, pay stubs, and Social Security cards.

Source: 
NAID

SouthTrust

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 12, 2010
geo: 
Bossier , LA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The financial planning company left sensitive retirement information in a publicly accessible dumpster.  The information included account ID numbers, personal addresses, and Social Security numbers. Information about people living in Shreveport, Haughton, Minden, Monroe, Farmerville, Eros and Downsville, Louisiana was found.  Information from people living in Orange, Port Neches, Vidor and Deweyville, Texas was also found.

Source: 
NAID

US Army Reserve

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 21, 2010
geo: 
Fort Totten , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

12,000

The Army is warning about 12,000 military and civilian personnel once associated with a reserve command based at Fort Totten that they should check their credit records, after discovering that it cannot locate files containing information that could make them vulnerable to identity theft. The records cover reservists from Long Island, New York City and upstate who were assigned to the 77th Regional Readiness Command and its subordinate units from 2001 until the unit was absorbed by the 99th Regional Support Command in 2008.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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