Metro Nashville School/Public Consulting Group


Location

Nashville, TN
United States
36° 9' 57.204" N, 86° 47' 3.9948" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 8, 2009
geo: 
Nashville, TN
United States
Extra Info: 

(615) 259-INFO (4636)

Records Breached: 

18,000

Metro Nashville students' names, Social Security numbers, addresses and dates of birth and parents' demographic information were available by searching Google. A private contractor unintentionally put student data on a computer Web server that wasn't secure. The data was available online from Dec. 28 to March 31.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Tennessee Department of Human Services


Location

Nashville, TN
United States
36° 9' 57.204" N, 86° 47' 3.9948" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 25, 2009
geo: 
Nashville, TN
United States
Extra Info: 

Various doctors' offices in Tennessee were involved

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Doctors' offices in Tennessee have been accidentally sending patient information, including Social Security numbers and medical histories, to an Indiana businessman's fax machine for the past three years. The sensitive medical information was supposed to be sent to the Tennessee Department of Human Services, but the owner of SunRise Solar Inc. in Indiana, says hundreds of confidential medical faxes having been coming to him.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Defense Finance and Accounting Service/ Defense Department’s Document Automation and Production Service


Location

Arlington, VA
United States
38° 53' 25.404" N, 77° 5' 2.922" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 14, 2010
geo: 
Arlington, VA
United States
Records Breached: 

18,000 Not added to total No Social Security numbers or financial information was on the statements

An error at the U.S. Department of Defense Document Automation and Production Service caused pay statements containing names and sensitive information about the finances of about 18,000 recipients of a special pay for disabled retirees to be sent to wrong addressees. The statements, a page of which contained information about annual increases in Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay, mistakenly listed data including at least a portion of another recipient’s name, their bank or insurance company name, the amount of their allotment and the allotment type.

Source: 
Media

Higher Education Serives Corp.


Location

Albany, NY
United States
42° 39' 9.2844" N, 73° 45' 22.4352" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 16, 2010
geo: 
Albany, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

1,433

A "process error" may have lead to Social Security numbers and last names going through Internet servers outside of HESC's control.  Those who may have been affected received letters and free credit monitoring services.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Penn State


Location

University Park, PA
United States
40° 48' 6.9984" N, 77° 51' 23.0004" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 3, 2010
geo: 
University Park, PA
United States
Records Breached: 

15,806, 25,000 more later discovered

The Pennsylvania State University sent data breach notification letters to 15 806 individuals who at one time had their personal information, including Social Security numbers, stored in a university database. Penn State issued a press release statement on Wednesday informing the university community that a computer in its Outreach Market Research and Data office was found to be actively communicating with a botnet CNC. According to the statement, the database used by the office had previously contained Social Security numbers on individuals.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Federal Aviation Administration


Location

Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 42.4032" N, 77° 2' 10.9176" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 26, 2010
geo: 
Washington, DC
United States
Extra Info: 

This is an update to the February 9, 2009 breach entry.

Records Breached: 

0

An investigation that was launched in response to the 2009 breach of the Federal Aviation Administration's computer system (see Feb. 9, 2009, entry) was released June 26, 2010.  The findings reveal that the names addresses, Social Security numbers, medical data and other personal information of airmen are still vulnerable and that "serious security lapses" exist.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

ProAssurance Mid-Continent Underwriters


Location

Houston, TX
United States
29° 45' 46.3824" N, 95° 22' 59.0232" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 11, 2010
geo: 
Houston, TX
United States
Records Breached: 

121

Customer names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and addresses were exposed on the Per Diem Insurance web page.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

New Mexico Tech Community College


Location

Socorro, NM
United States
34° 3' 30.24" N, 106° 53' 29.0976" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 17, 2010
geo: 
Socorro, NM
United States
Records Breached: 

3,000

It appears that anyone with a Tech computer account could have accessed more than 3,000 Social Security numbers over the past four or five years. Copies of an accounting file were mistakenly stored in two public locations on the TCC server.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

University of Kansas (Kansas University)


Location

Lawrence, KS
United States
38° 58' 18.0084" N, 95° 14' 6.9" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 20, 2006
geo: 
Lawrence, KS
United States
Records Breached: 

9,200

A computer file with sensitive personal information was accessible to the public.  Students who applied and paid an application fee online between April 29, 2001 and December 16, 2005 had their names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, phone numbers and credit card numbers exposed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Austin Peay State University


Location

Clarksville, TN
United States
36° 31' 47.1756" N, 87° 21' 34.0308" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 30, 2005
geo: 
Clarksville, TN
United States
Records Breached: 

1,500

The University removed student Social Security numbers, grade point averages and names that were accidentally posted. A student alerted the University to the problem after searching his name and finding the information on the website. A school employee put the internal documents on the website to email other staff members the information, but forgot to remove the information from the website.

Source: 
Dataloss DB
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