Montgomery College

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 3, 2007
geo: 
Conroe , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A new employee posted the personal information of all graduating seniors including names, addresses and Social Security numbers on a computer drive that is publicly accessible on all campus computers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Couriers on Demand

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 28, 2007
geo: 
Dallas , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

Hundreds

Personal information of job applicants was accidentally published to the Internet.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Ceridian Corp.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 26, 2007
geo: 
Minneapolis , MN
United States
Minnesota US
Records Breached: 

150

A former employee had data containing the personal information of employees including ID and bank-account data and then, accidentally posted it on a personal Web site.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Purdue University

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 24, 2007
geo: 
West Lafayette , IN
United States
Indiana US
Extra Info: 

(866) 307-8513

Records Breached: 

175

Personal information including names and Social Security numbers of students who were enrolled in a freshman engineering honors course was on a computer server connected to the Internet that had been indexed by Internet search engines and consequently was available to individuals searching the Web.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 23, 2007
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
Records Breached: 

2,300

Social Security numbers of Disaster Assistance Employees were printed on the outside address labels of reappointment letters

Source: 
Dataloss DB

U.S. Agriculture Department

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 20, 2007
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
Records Breached: 

38,700

The Social Security numbers of people who received loans or other financial assistance from two Agriculture Department programs were disclosed since 1996 in a publicly available database posted on the Internet. Originally, the US Department of Agriculture estimated that the personal information of as many as 150,000 people may be affected, then reduced the number 38,700.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 20, 2007
geo: 
Alburquerque , NM
United States
New Mexico US
Records Breached: 

550

The names and Social Security numbers of lab workers were posted on a Web site run by a subcontractor working on a security system.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

New Mexico State University

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 19, 2007
geo: 
Las Cruces , NM
United States
New Mexico US
Records Breached: 

5,600

The names and Social Security numbers of students who registered online to attend their commencement ceremonies from 2003 to 2005 were accidentally posted on the school's Web site when an automated program moved what was supposed to be a private file into a public section of the Web site.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 12, 2007
geo: 
Pittsburgh , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Records Breached: 

88

Personal information including names, Social Security numbers, and radiology images of patients were previously included in two medical symposium presentations that were posted on UPMC's Web site. Though the presentation was later removed in 2005, the presentations were apparently inadvertently re-posted on the site and only recently removed again.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

TurboTax

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 9, 2007
geo: 
San Diego , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

The location listed is the headquarters of TurboTax's developer Intuit Consumer Tax Group.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Using TurboTax online to access previous returns, a Nebraska woman was able to access tax returns for other Turbo Tax customers in different parts of the country. The returns contained personal information needed to e-file including bank account numbers with routing digits and Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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