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

St. Mary Parish Schools

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 27, 2007
geo: 
Centerville , LA
United States
Louisiana US
Records Breached: 

380

Personal information including Social Security numbers of St. Mary Parish public school employees was available on the Internet when a Yahoo!Web crawler infiltrated the server of the school's technology department.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Indiana Department of Administration

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 7, 2007
geo: 
Indianapolis , IN
United States
Indiana US
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

Indianapolis Public Schools

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 18, 2007
geo: 
Indianapolis , IN
United States
Indiana US
Records Breached: 

7,500 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A local newspaper reporter discovered that sensitive personal information was accessible online, including employee performance reviews, student grade books, student special education needs, and essays.

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

Georgia Tech University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 14, 2007
geo: 
Atlanta , GA
United States
Georgia US
Records Breached: 

23,000 Not included in Total because it's not clear SSNs or account numbers were exposed.

An electronic file containing the personal information of current and former Georgia Tech students was exposed briefly.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Pfizer

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 11, 2007
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Extra Info: 

866-274-3891

Records Breached: 

17,000

Installation of certain file sharing software on a Pfizer laptop, exposed files containing names, Social Security numbers, addresses and bonus information of present and former Pfizer colleagues. Investigation revealed that certain files containing data were accessed and copied.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Concord Hospital, Verus Inc.

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 9, 2007
geo: 
Concord , NH
United States
New Hampshire US
Extra Info: 

Contact mhanna@cmonitor.com for more information.

Records Breached: 

9,297

Patient names, addresses, dates of birth and Social Security numbers were exposed on the internet for a period of time.  A subcontractor names Verus that handles Concord's online billing was responsible for the breach.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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