George Mason University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 10, 2005
geo: 
Fairfax , VA
United States
Records Breached: 

32,000

Names, photos, and Social Security numbers of 32,000 students and staff were compromised because of a hacker attack on the University's main ID server.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of California, San Diego

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 18, 2005
geo: 
San Diego , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

3,500

A hacker breached the security of two University computers that stored the Social Security numbers and names of students and alumni of UCSD Extension.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

DSW Shoe Warehouse, Retail Ventures

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 8, 2005
geo: 
Columbus , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

1,400,000

Credit card information from customers in 25 states was compromised.

UPDATE (04/19/2005): An additional 1,300,000 customers were added to the initial estimate of 100,000.

UPDATE (08/23/2012): DSW was locked in a dispute with National Union over insurance coverage.  A federal appellate court ruled that DSW was entitled to insurance coverage of more than $6.8 million in stipulated losses and prejudgment interest.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Boston College

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 11, 2005
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Records Breached: 

120,000

A hacker gained access to a phone banking database that included alumni addresses and Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Northwestern University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 20, 2005
geo: 
Evanston , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

17,500

Hackers gained access to multiple computers and gathered user ID and password information from the University's network.  The personal information for around 500 faculty members, 2000 staff members, and 14,000 alumni was compromised. 

Source: 
Media

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 20, 2005
geo: 
Las Vegas , NV
United States
Records Breached: 

5,000

A hacker was caught accessing the University's server and may have gotten information from the Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

Source: 
Dataloss DB

California State University, Chico

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 16, 2005
geo: 
Chico , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

59,000

A university housing and food service computer server containing names and Social Security numbers of faculty, staff, students, former students, and prospective students was hacked.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Purdue University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 25, 2005
geo: 
West Lafayette , IN
United States
Records Breached: 

1,200 (not included in total because news stories are not clear if SSNs or financial information were exposed)

Computers in the College of Liberal Arts' Theater Dept. were hacked, exposing personal information of employees, students, graduates, and business affiliates.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of California, Davis

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 5, 2005
geo: 
Davis , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

1,100

The names and Social Security numbers of students, faculty, visiting speakers and staff may have been compromised when a hacker accessed a main computer.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 6, 2005
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

7,000

A server in the accounting and personnel departments was hacked. It contained information on 7,000 students, faculty, and staff members. The affected individuals were notified March 23.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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