ChoicePoint


Location

Alpharetta, GA
United States
34° 4' 31.3536" N, 84° 17' 38.724" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 15, 2005
geo: 
Alpharetta, GA
United States
Records Breached: 

163,000

Fraudsters who presented themselves as legitimate ChoicePoint customers purchased data profiles from ChoicePoint on individuals and used that data to commit identity theft. The initial number of affected records was estimated at 145,000 but was later revised to 163,000.

Source: 
Security Breach Letter

University of California, Davis


Location

Davis, CA
United States
38° 32' 41.6652" N, 121° 44' 25.8612" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 5, 2005
geo: 
Davis, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

1,100

The names and Social Security numbers of students, faculty, visiting speakers and staff may have been compromised when a hacker accessed a main computer.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Purdue University


Location

West Lafayette, IN
United States
40° 25' 33.1284" N, 86° 54' 29.0376" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 5, 2005
geo: 
West Lafayette, IN
United States
Records Breached: 

11,360

Hackers accessed a program which contained University credit card information and the Social Security numbers of current and former employees. Letters were sent to employees and former employees.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Hawai'i


Location

Honolulu, HI
United States
21° 18' 24.9984" N, 157° 51' 29.9988" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 18, 2005
geo: 
Honolulu, HI
United States
Records Breached: 

150,000

A former librarian with access to the personal information of students, faculty, staff and patrons was convicted of Social Security fraud.  The former librarian used Social Security information to obtain fraudulent loans.  The University used Social Security numbers to track who checked out library materials. At the time of the press release it was unclear whether any information had been stolen from the University.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Utah


Location

Salt Lake City, UT
United States
40° 45' 38.8044" N, 111° 53' 27.7692" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 9, 2005
geo: 
Salt Lake City, UT
United States
Records Breached: 

100,000

A server containing library archival databases was hacked.  The server included names and Social Security numbers of former University employees.  The University issued a warning that people may try to get personal information by posing as University officials involved in the investigation.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Georgia


Location

Athens, GA
United States
33° 57' 39.4128" N, 83° 22' 40.5696" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 29, 2005
geo: 
Athens, GA
United States
Records Breached: 

1,600

A hacker may have accessed the names and Social Security numbers of at least 1,600 people working for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  The University is attempting to contact individuals who may have been affected.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc


Location

Bentonville , AR
United States
36° 22' 22.2744" N, 94° 12' 31.7412" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 12, 2005
geo: 
Bentonville , AR
United States
Extra Info: 

Note: location is corporate headquarters, not necessarily the location of the breach.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Customers who used credit cards at the wholesaler's gas stations discovered fraudulent activity on their credit accounts.  Sam's Club is unaware of how the information was stolen.  Visa alerted the affected financial institutions and asked them to provide fraud monitoring services for the affected customers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Madison Area Technical College


Location

Madison, WI
United States
43° 4' 22.9872" N, 89° 24' 4.428" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 5, 2005
geo: 
Madison, WI
United States
Records Breached: 

100

A news crew found around 100 applications in a MATC dumpster. The applications showed names, contact information, Social Security numbers, birth dates, academic records and canceled checks. The applications and transcripts go back to at least 2002. The College agreed to lock the dumpster and destroy documents in a trash compactor on a more frequent basis. It did not state that it would begin shredding documents before dumping them.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Oregon Community Credit Union


Location

Springfield, OR
United States
44° 2' 46.4496" N, 123° 1' 19.3044" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 9, 2005
geo: 
Springfield, OR
United States
Records Breached: 

200

A packet of insurance forms with names, Social Security numbers and addresses of around 200 Oregon Community Credit Union employees was inside of a stolen car. Someone tried to use the identity of an employee after the theft.  The company is on alert and purchased extended identity theft insurance for those who were affected by the theft.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of California, San Diego


Location

San Diego, CA
United States
32° 42' 55.1844" N, 117° 9' 26.118" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 18, 2005
geo: 
San Diego, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

3,500

A hacker breached the security of two University computers that stored the Social Security numbers and names of students and alumni of UCSD Extension.

Source: 
Dataloss DB
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