Conneticut Office of the State Comptroller

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 14, 2007
geo: 
Hartford , CT
United States
Connecticut US
Records Breached: 

1,753

Personal information of state employees including names and Social Security numbers was inadvertently posted on the Internet in a spreadsheet of vendors used by the state.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

East Carolina University

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 9, 2007
geo: 
Greenville , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Extra Info: 
Records Breached: 

65,000 students, alumni, and staff members

A programming error resulted in personal information of 65,000 individuals being exposed on the University's Web site. The data has since been removed. Included were names, addresses, SSNs, and in some cases credit card numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Piper Jaffrey

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 8, 2007
geo: 
Minneapolis , MN
United States
Minnesota US
Records Breached: 

More than 1,000 employees

W-2s sent to current and former employees in January included employees' Social Security numbers on the outside of the envelope. Though the numbers were not identified as Social Security numbers, they followed the standard XXX-XX-XXXX format. Executives indicated the mishap was an error by a third-party vendor.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Central Connecticut State University

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 7, 2007
geo: 
New Britain , CT
United States
Connecticut US
Records Breached: 

750 students

Social Security numbers of about 750 CCSU students were exposed in the name and address window on envelopes mailed to them. The envelopes were not folded correctly. They contained IRS 1098T forms.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Nebraska

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 7, 2007
geo: 
Lincoln , NE
United States
Nebraska US
Records Breached: 

72

An employee accidentally posted SSNs of 72 students, professors, and staff on UNL's public Web site where they remained for 2 years. They have since been removed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

New York Department of State

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 2, 2007
geo: 
Albany , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The agency's Web site posted commercial loan documents that mistakenly contained SSNs. The forms are posted to let lenders know the current financial status of loan recipients.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame University

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 29, 2007
geo: 
Notre Dame , IN
United States
Indiana US
Extra Info: 

Additional location: South Bend, Indiana

Records Breached: 

Unknown

A file of individuals who took the GMAT test (Graduate Management Admissions Test) was mistakenly left on a computer that was decommissioned. The computer was later reactivated and plugged into the Internet. Its files were available through a file-sharing program. Data included names, scores, SSNs and demographic information from 2001.

Source: 
Media

Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 26, 2007
geo: 
Indianapolis , IN
United States
Indiana US
Records Breached: 

4,000

The names and SSNs of INDOT employees were inadvertently posted on an internal network computer drive sometime between Sept. 6 and Dec. 4, 2006.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Ohio Board of Nursing

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 25, 2007
geo: 
Columbus , OH
United States
Ohio US
Records Breached: 

3,031

The agency's Website posted names and SSNs of newly licensed nurses twice in the past two months. The Social Security numbers were supposed to have been removed before posting.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Wisconsin Department of Revenue via Ripon Printers

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 1, 2007
geo: 
Madison , WI
United States
Wisconsin US
Extra Info: 
Records Breached: 

171,000 taxpayers

Tax forms were mailed to taxpayers in which SSNs were inadvertently printed on the front of some Form 1 booklets. Some were retrieved before they were mailed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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