University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 25, 2009
geo: 
Chapel Hill , NC
United States
Records Breached: 

236,000 (163,000 SSNs estimated)

A hacker has infiltrated a computer server housing the personal data of 236,000 women enrolled in a UNC Chapel Hill research study. The Social Security numbers of 163,000 participants were among the information exposed. The data is part of the Carolina Mammography Registry, a 14-year-old project that compiles and analyzes mammography data submitted by radiologists across North Carolina.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Calhoun Area Career Center

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 14, 2009
geo: 
Battle Creek , MI
United States
Records Breached: 

455

Personal information from 455 students at Calhoun Area Career Center during the 2005-2006 school year was available online for more than three years. The information included names, Social Security numbers, 2006 addresses and telephone numbers, birth dates and school information. There were about 1,000 students at the career center during that time, but an investigation by the Calhoun County Intermediate School district found that information for 455 students was available.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

American Express

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 14, 2009
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Some American Express card members' accounts may have been compromised by an employee's recent theft of data. The former employee has been arrested and the company is investigating how the data was obtained. American Express declined to disclose any more details about the incident. The company has put additional fraud monitoring and protection controls on the accounts at issue.

Source: 
Media

National Guard Bureau

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 13, 2009
geo: 
Arlington , VA
United States
Records Breached: 

131,000

An Army contractor had a laptop stolen containing personal information on 131,000 soldiers. The stolen laptop contained personal information on soldiers enrolled in the Army National Guard Bonus and Incentives Program. The data includes names, Social Security numbers, incentive payment amounts and payment dates.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of California, Berkeley School of Journalism

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 11, 2009
geo: 
Berkeley , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

493

Campus officials discovered during a computer security check that a hacker had gained access to the journalism school's primary Web server. The server contained much of the same material visible on the public face of the Web site. However, the server also contained a database with Social Security numbers and/or dates of birth belonging to 493 individuals who applied for admission to the journalism school between September 2007 and May 2009.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Citigroup Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 11, 2009
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Citigroup (NYSE:C) recently issued replacement cards to consumers and told them that their account numbers may have been compromised. Citigroup told credit-card customers in Massachusetts that their account numbers may have been illegally obtained as a result of a merchant database compromise and could be at risk for unauthorized use. Bank officials are not certain if this is a new breach or a previously disclosed one.

Source: 
Media

Bank of America Corp.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 11, 2009
geo: 
Charlotte , NC
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Charlotte-based BofA (NYSE:BAC) and Citigroup (NYSE:C) each recently issued replacement cards to consumers, telling them that their account numbers may have been compromised. Account information from certain Bank of America debit cards may have been compromised at an undisclosed third-party location. Bank officials are not certain if this is a new breach or a previously disclosed one.

Source: 
Media

New Hampshire Department of Corrections

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 4, 2009
geo: 
Laconia , NH
United States
Records Breached: 

1,000

A 64-page list containing the names and Social Security numbers of about 1,000 employees of the state Department of Corrections ended up under the mattress of a minimum security prisoner. The prison contracts with vendors to shred documents and investigators are trying to find out why documents were not destroyed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

National Finance Center

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 3, 2009
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
Records Breached: 

27,000

An employee with the National Finance Center mistakenly sent an Excel spreadsheet containing the employees' personal information to a co-worker via e-mail in an unencrypted form. The names and Social Security numbers of at least 27,000 Commerce Department employees were exposed.

Source: 
Media

Williams Cos. Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 1, 2009
geo: 
Tulsa , OK
United States
Records Breached: 

4,400

A laptop containing personal and compensation information for more than 4,400 current and former employees was stolen from a worker's vehicle. The computer had names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and compensation data for every Williams employee since Jan. 1, 2007.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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