California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)


Location

Sacramento, CA
United States
38° 34' 53.6592" N, 121° 29' 39.84" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 11, 2006
geo: 
Sacramento, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Mailed applications of DCA licensees or prospective licensees for CA state boards and commissions were stolen. The forms include full or partial Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, and potentially payment checks.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)


Location

Springfield, IL
United States
39° 48' 6.1812" N, 89° 38' 37.3596" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 28, 2006
geo: 
Springfield, IL
United States
Records Breached: 

40

Documents found by state auditors in recycling bins in a hallway contained IDOT employee names and SSNs.

Source: 
Media

Indian Consulate via Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council recycling center


Location

San Francisco, CA
United States
37° 46' 29.748" N, 122° 25' 9.8976" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 2, 2007
geo: 
San Francisco, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Visa applications and other sensitive documents were accessible for more than a month in an open yard of a recycling center. Information included applicants' names, addresses, phone numbers, birthdates, professions, employers, passport numbers, and photos. A sampling of documents indicated that the paperwork included everyone who applied in the Western states from 2002-2005. Applicants were current and former executives of major Bay Area companies that have operations in India.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Gadsden State Community College


Location

College Gadsden, AL
United States
34° 1' 30.9792" N, 85° 59' 45.2076" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 3, 2007
geo: 
College Gadsden, AL
United States
Records Breached: 

400

Students who took an Art Appreciation class at the Ayers Campus between 2005 and 2006 had their names, grades and Social Security numbers scattered across a local business' driveway.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Brownsville School District


Location

Brownsville, PA
United States
40° 1' 25.266" N, 79° 53' 2.1696" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 18, 2007
geo: 
Brownsville, PA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Forms with employee personal information littered the fence of a Brownsville school district warehouse. Information on litter contained confidential letters with names, bank account numbers, and Social Security numbers. The forms may be more than ten years old, but they each contain information that's still valuable.

Source: 
Media

Hexter Elementary School


Location

Dallas, TX
United States
32° 48' 10.638" N, 96° 46' 11.7228" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 16, 2008
geo: 
Dallas, TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Employee and volunteer records were found at a recycling bin near the school. It's unknow what type of documents were found.

Source: 
Media

Weber Law Firm


Location

Houston, TX
United States
29° 45' 47.8224" N, 95° 21' 47.7792" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 15, 2008
geo: 
Houston, TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Sheriff's deputies uncovered hundreds of people's personal financial files that had been discarded in a dumpster in northwest Houston. Box after box of records including personal financial records, documents with Social Security numbers, people's medical files and more were found in the dumpster.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

HoneyBaked Ham


Location

Indianapolis, IN
United States
39° 46' 1.2576" N, 86° 9' 22.518" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 31, 2009
geo: 
Indianapolis, IN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A computer server stocked with credit-card information was stolen from a store. Customers might be at risk.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Anderson Kia Car Dealership


Location

Boulder, CO
United States
40° 0' 53.9496" N, 105° 16' 13.9656" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 18, 2009
geo: 
Boulder, CO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Police have chained up 10 recycling bins outside Boulder's now-defunct Anderson Kia car dealership after learning that the bins were stuffed with personal information from the dealership's former customers. Green recycling bins were piled full with folders, each headed with an individual's name. All of the folders contained Social Security numbers, driver's license information, photos, phone numbers and financial information for Kia customers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Bushland Elementary School


Location

Bushland, TX
United States
35° 11' 31.1928" N, 102° 3' 52.7004" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 10, 2009
geo: 
Bushland, TX
United States
Records Breached: 

100

A Potter County school district has improved security protecting its student records after paperwork containing Social Security numbers, family incomes and student addresses was discovered at a recycling site in Canyon. The documents listed names of about 100 students at Bushland Elementary School who were eligible for free or reduced-price meals through a federal program during the 2003-04 and 2005-06 school years. Applications for subsidized meals from more than 20 families included their Social Security numbers, incomes, addresses and phone numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB
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