University of Kentucky

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 1, 2006
geo: 
Lexington , KY
United States
Kentucky US
Records Breached: 

1,300

Personal information of current and former University of Kentucky employees including Social Security numbers was inadvertently accessible online for 19 days in May.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Ohio Secretary of State

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 28, 2006
geo: 
Cleveland , OH
United States
Ohio US
Records Breached: 

Potentially millions of registered voters

The names, addresses, and Social Security numbers of potentially millions of registered voters in Ohio were included on CD-ROMs distributed to 20 political campaign operations for spring primary election races. The records of about 7.7 million registered voters are listed on the CDs, but it's unknown how many records contained Social Security numbers, which were not supposed to have been included on the CDs.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of South Carolina

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 14, 2006
geo: 
Columbia , SC
United States
South Carolina US
Records Breached: 

1,400

A department chair distributing information about summer courses sent an email containing sensitive information.  A database containing Social Security numbers of students was mistakenly added as an attachment and e-mailed to classmates.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

DiscountDomainRegistry.com

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 7, 2006
geo: 
Brooklyn , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

thousands of domain name registrations

Domain name registrants' personal information including user names, passwords and credit card numbers was accessible online.  The information may have been exposed online for four months.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Connecticut Technical High School System

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 30, 2006
geo: 
Middletown , CT
United States
Connecticut US
Records Breached: 

1,250

Social Security numbers of faculty and administrators were mistakenly distributed via email to staff.  The email went to 17 principals; at least one forwarded the email to her staff of 77.  Those affected were contacted.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

California State Employment Development Division

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 24, 2006
geo: 
Sacramento , CA
United States
California US
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

Hamilton County Clerk of Courts

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 2, 2006
geo: 
Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
Records Breached: 

[1,300,000] Not included in number below.

Social Security numbers, and other personal data of residents was posted on the County's website.  Some information was stolen and used to commit identity theft.

UPDATE (9/28/06):An identity thief was sentenced to 13 years in prison for the crimes. She stole 100 identities and nearly $500,000. The Web site now blocks access to court documents containing personal information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

PayMaxx

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 25, 2005
geo: 
Miramar , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

100,000

A software glitch at PayMaxx Inc., a Franklin, Tenn., payroll processing company, accidentally revealed personal financial information on as many as 100,000 individuals, including Social Security numbers. The problem arose in a PayMaxx feature that enabled employees to use the Internet to get their W-2 forms, the standard tax information form issued by companies to their employees.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

American Airlines

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 20, 2007
geo: 
Fort Worth , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

365

Personal information including Social Security numbers of pilots and other employees at American Airlines, including the chief executive, was exposed on a company Web site.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Stony Brook University

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 19, 2007
geo: 
Stony Brook , NY
United States
New York US
Extra Info: 

http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/disclosure/, Call Center, (866) 645-5830 (available until July 15, 2007)

Records Breached: 

90,000

SSNs and university ID numbers of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other community members were visible via the Google search engine after they were posted to a Health Sciences Library Web server April 11. It was discovered and removed 2 weeks later.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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