University of Washington Medical Center


Location

Seattle, WA
United States
47° 36' 22.356" N, 122° 19' 55.4556" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 24, 2006
geo: 
Seattle, WA
United States
Records Breached: 

1,600

Laptops containing names, Social Security numbers, maiden names, birth dates, diagnoses and other personal data were stolen from a UW office.  The information was password protected and the affected patients were notified.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Olympic Funding


Location

Chicago, IL
United States
41° 51' 0.1188" N, 87° 39' 0.1872" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 2, 2006
geo: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Three hard drives containing clients' names, Social Security numbers, addresses and phone numbers stolen during a break in.  Information on the drives was protected via password and security software.  The business owner sent letters to his clients alerting them of the theft.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Georgia Technology Authority (GTA)


Location

Atlanta, GA
United States
33° 44' 56.382" N, 84° 23' 16.7352" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 30, 2006
geo: 
Atlanta, GA
United States
Records Breached: 

573,000

Hackers exploited a security flaw to gain access to confidential information including Social Security numbers and bank-account details of state pensioners.  The State only had contact information for 180,000 of those affected and relied on media coverage to get the word out to others.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Long Island Railrad via contractor Iron Mountain


Location

Jamaica, NY
United States
40° 41' 29.3712" N, 73° 48' 20.4804" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 27, 2006
geo: 
Jamaica, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

17,000

Data tapes containing personal information including names, addresses, Social Security numbers and salary figures of virtually everyone who worked for or currently works for the agency were lost.  The lost occurred during delivery by contractor Iron Mountain. Data tapes belonging to the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs may also have been affected.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Mortgage Lenders Network USA


Location

Middletown, CT
United States
41° 33' 44.3556" N, 72° 39' 2.3364" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 23, 2006
geo: 
Middletown, CT
United States
Records Breached: 

231,000

A former employee was arrested for extortion for attempting to blackmail his former employer for $6.9 million. He threatened to expose company files containing sensitive customer information - including customers' names, addressess, Social Security numbers, loan numbers, and loan types - if the company didn't pay him. He stole the files over the 16 months he worked there.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Denver Election Commission


Location

Denver, CO
United States
39° 44' 20.9544" N, 104° 59' 4.9308" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 11, 2006
geo: 
Denver, CO
United States
Records Breached: 

150,000

Records containing personal information on more than 150,000 voters are missing at city election offices. The microfilmed voter registration files from 1989 to 1998 were in a 500-pound cabinet that disappeared when the commission moved to new offices in February. The files contain voters' Social Security numbers, addresses and other personal information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)


Location

Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 42.4032" N, 77° 2' 10.9176" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 22, 2006
geo: 
Washington, DC
United States
Records Breached: 

26,000

During the first week in June, a hacker broke into the Department's computer system and may have obtained names, Social Security numbers and photos of current and former employees and contractors.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Automatic Data Processing (ADP)


Location

Roseland, NJ
United States
40° 49' 14.3616" N, 74° 17' 37.5324" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 6, 2006
geo: 
Roseland, NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

0

Payroll service company ADP gave scam-artist names, addresses, and number of shares held of investors, although apparently not SSNs or account numbers. The leak occurred from Nov. '05 to Feb. '06 and involved individual investors with 60 companies including Fidelity, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch. Hundreds of thousands of investors may have been affected.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

New York City Department of Homeless Services


Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.3684" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 24, 2006
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

8,400

The personal information of 8,400 homeless persons, including SSNs, was leaked in an e-mail attachment July 21, when accidentally sent to homeless advocates and city officials.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

US Bank


Location

Covington, KY
United States
39° 5' 1.2156" N, 84° 30' 30.7944" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 1, 2006
geo: 
Covington, KY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A bank employee's briefcase was stolen from the employee's car with documents containing names, phone numbers, and SSNs of customers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB
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