Lynchburg City


Location

Lynchburg, VA
United States
37° 24' 49.5144" N, 79° 8' 32.0856" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 14, 2007
geo: 
Lynchburg, VA
United States
Records Breached: 

1,200 Not included in total because it's not clear SSNs or account numbers were exposed.

Personal information of Lynchburg city employees and retirees was accidentally posted on the city's website among that information employee's prescription medications.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Hidalgo County Commissioner's Office


Location

Hidalgo County, TX
United States
26° 27' 56.2752" N, 98° 13' 16.6728" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 25, 2007
geo: 
Hidalgo County, TX
United States
Records Breached: 

25

The private medical information, including Social Security numbers and treatment details of people who sought medical assistance from the county was posted on the Hidalgo County Website.

Source: 
Media

Montana State University


Location

Bozeman, MT
United States
45° 41' 0.456" N, 111° 3' 1.7964" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 2, 2007
geo: 
Bozeman, MT
United States
Extra Info: 

   (406) 994-6550, http://eu.montana.edu/security

Records Breached: 

13

While investigating that breach, MSU data-security staff found another Excel spreadsheet accidentally posted on the MSU Web site since 2002. It contained the Social Security numbers of 13 people who got travel vouchers from the computer science department in the College of Engineering.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Binghamton University


Location

Binghamton, NY
United States
42° 5' 55.2732" N, 75° 55' 4.7064" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 17, 2008
geo: 
Binghamton, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

300

A university employee mistakenly sent an e-mail attachment containing the names, grade point averages and Social Security numbers of junior and senior accounting students to another group of School of Management students.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Princeton University Tower Club


Location

Princeton, NJ
United States
40° 20' 55.3848" N, 74° 39' 32.5692" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 9, 2008
geo: 
Princeton, NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

103

Tower Club is taking steps to protect 103 of its alumni in the classes of 2006 and 2007 after a spreadsheet listing their names and Social Security numbers was e-mailed to current club members. The document was attached to an apparently unrelated e-mail that informed current members about a club event. The spreadsheet was attached unintentionally because of a technical glitch in an email program.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia


Location

Atlanta, GA
United States
33° 44' 56.382" N, 84° 23' 16.7352" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 29, 2008
geo: 
Atlanta, GA
United States
Extra Info: 

(866) 800-8776

Records Breached: 

202,000

Benefit letters containing personal and health information were sent to the wrong addresses last week. The letters included the patient's name and ID number, the name of the medical provider delivering the service, and the amounts charged and owed. A small percentage of letters also contained the patient's Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Seattle School District


Location

Seattle, WA
United States
47° 36' 22.356" N, 122° 19' 55.4556" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 1, 2008
geo: 
Seattle, WA
United States
Records Breached: 

5,000

Personal information, including Social Security numbers, was inadvertently released to a local union representing some district workers. The 5,000 employees are more than half the district's work force. Included were about 700 members of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 609, which represents custodial, nutritional services, security- and alarm-monitoring workers.

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: 
January 30, 2009
geo: 
Indianapolis, IN
United States
Records Breached: 

8,775

Social Security numbers of current and former state employees were accidentally posted on a state Web site for about two hours. The Social Security numbers were erroneously included in a contract solicitation file posted on the department's procurement Web site.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

llinois Department on Aging


Location

Springfield, IL
United States
39° 48' 6.1812" N, 89° 38' 37.3596" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 29, 2009
geo: 
Springfield, IL
United States
Records Breached: 

170

A spreadsheet with worker names and Social Security numbers was found on the Internet. The data, prepared for an outside auditing firm, was released to a so-called peer-to-peer network during a music transfer to an agency laptop. 160 employees and another 10 or so former staffers were alerted to the breach.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Suffolk Community College


Location

Selden, NY
United States
40° 51' 59.3532" N, 73° 2' 8.3868" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 4, 2009
geo: 
Selden, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

300

Suffolk Community College has agreed to pay a company for the next year to monitor the credit of 300 students whose last names and Social Security numbers were mistakenly listed in an attachment to an e-mail sent to those students last month.

Source: 
Dataloss DB
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