California State Employment Development Division


Location

Sacramento, CA
United States
38° 34' 53.6592" N, 121° 29' 39.84" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 24, 2006
geo: 
Sacramento, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

64,000

A computer glitch sent state Employment Development Division 1099 tax forms containing Social Security numbers and income information to the wrong addresses, potentially exposing those taxpayers to identity theft.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

American Online (AOL)


Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.3684" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 6, 2006
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Extra Info: 

Other locations: nationwide

Records Breached: 

650,000 (Unknown number of high-risk personal records)

In late July AOL posted on a public web site data on 20 million web queries from 650,000 users. Some search records exposed SSNs, credit card numbers, or other pieces of sensitive information.

UPDATE (9/26/06): Three individuals whose data were exposed have filed a lawsuit against AOL.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Florida Labor Department


Location

Tallahassee, FL
United States
30° 26' 17.7216" N, 84° 16' 50.6388" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 10, 2006
geo: 
Tallahassee, FL
United States
Records Breached: 

4,624

The names and SSNs of 4,624 Floridians were accessible on the Internet for approximately 18 days in September. The data were not accessible through websites, but an individual came across the information when Googling his own name. The agency has asked Google to remove the pages from its cache, and has notified all affected individuals by mail.  Individuals who had registered with Florida 's Agency for Workforce Innovation were affected.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Big Foot High School


Location

Walworth, WI
United States
42° 31' 52.0608" N, 88° 35' 58.3656" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 20, 2006
geo: 
Walworth, WI
United States
Records Breached: 

87

Personal information was accidentally exposed on the High School's Web site for a short time, perhaps for about 36 minutes, according to a report. Information included last names, SSNs, and birthdates.  Current and former employees were affected.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Westerly Hospital


Location

Westerly, RI
United States
41° 22' 39.36" N, 71° 49' 38.2476" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 1, 2007
geo: 
Westerly, RI
United States
Records Breached: 

2,200

Patient names, Social Security numbers, contact information as well as insurance information were posted on a publicly-accessible Web site.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Indiana Department of Administration


Location

Indianapolis, IN
United States
39° 46' 1.2576" N, 86° 9' 22.518" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 7, 2007
geo: 
Indianapolis, IN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An employee uploaded a list of certified women and minority business enterprises to the department's Web site and inadvertently included their tax identification numbers, which for some businesses and sole proprietor-ships is the owner's Social Security number. Reports indicate that the number of people affected was no more than a couple hundred.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Shamokin Area School District


Location

Coal Township, PA
United States
40° 47' 8.178" N, 76° 35' 0.5964" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 18, 2007
geo: 
Coal Township, PA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A local newspaper employee gained unauthorized access to the Shamokin Area School District's computer database. It is the same system that stores students' personal information, including Social Security numbers. That newspaper employee brought the security flaw to the attention of school officials.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Wabash Valley Correctional Facility


Location

Indianapolis, IN
United States
39° 46' 1.2576" N, 86° 9' 22.518" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 3, 2007
geo: 
Indianapolis, IN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A database containing Social Security numbers, dates of birth and names of people employed at the facility between 1997 and 2002 was unintentionally moved from a secure private drive that was accessible only by the human resources department to a shared directory that could be accessed by other employees here.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Wisconsin, Whitewater


Location

Whitewater, WI
United States
42° 50' 1.0356" N, 88° 43' 56.3772" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 16, 2007
geo: 
Whitewater, WI
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Officials were notified by one individual about his ability to access an online search feature for the school's website. The search feature could be used to see student names and Social Security numbers along with some other limited student information. Access to the feature was promptly disabled upon notification of the problem.

Source: 
Media

Pennsylvania Department of State


Location

Harrisburg, PA
United States
40° 16' 25.32" N, 76° 53' 3.9048" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 20, 2008
geo: 
Harrisburg, PA
United States
Records Breached: 

30,000

The state was forced to pull the plug on a voter registration Web site after it was found to be exposing sensitive data about voters. Because of a Web programming error, the Web site was allowing anyone on the Internet to view data such as the voter's name, date of birth, driver's license number, and political party affiliation. On some forms, the last four digits of Social Security numbers could also be seen.

Source: 
Media
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