Merrill Lynch


Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.3684" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 2, 2009
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A third-party consulting services firm working on behalf of Merrill Lynch reported, one of their employees was burglarized. The burglars took various items, including a computer, which had on it the names and Social Security numbers of current and former Financial Advisors and some applicants for employment.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

First Interstate Mortgage Corporation (FIM), Nevada One Corporation (Nevada One)


Location

NV
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 21, 2009
geo: 
NV
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

These mortgage brokers have discarding consumers' tax returns, credit reports, and other sensitive personal and financial information in an unsecured dumpster in December of 2006. Approximately 40 boxes containing consumer records were found in a publicly-accessible dumpster. The records included tax returns, mortgage applications, bank statements, photocopies of credit cards, drivers' licenses, and at least 230 credit reports.

Source: 
NAID

Baystate Medical Center


Location

Springfield, MA
United States
42° 6' 5.3388" N, 72° 35' 23.3196" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 3, 2009
geo: 
Springfield, MA
United States
Extra Info: 

(413 )794-4722

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Several laptops were stolen from Baystate Medical Center's Pediatrics department. Some of those computers had patient information on them. All of the information is password protected and the computers had no financial or Social Security information on them.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Alabama


Location

Tuscaloosa, AL
United States
33° 12' 35.4276" N, 87° 34' 9.0264" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 13, 2009
geo: 
Tuscaloosa, AL
United States
Records Breached: 

37,000

Seventeen of 400 databases were tapped by hackers. Personal information may have been stolen. One of those computers contained lab results for people tested at the campus medical center. The servers had a database containing 37,000 records of lab data. They contain the names, addresses, birthdates and Social Security numbers of each person who has had lab work, such as a blood or urine test, done on the UA campus since 1994.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

St. Rita's Medical Center


Location

Lima, OH
United States
40° 44' 33.1836" N, 84° 6' 18.8136" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 5, 2009
geo: 
Lima, OH
United States
Records Breached: 

242

A home-health employee for St. Rita's Medical Center had a bag stolen during an automobile break-in. The bag contained information on some patients, including names, dated of birth, addresses, phone numbers, patient identification numbers, and the names of case managers and physicians. In some cases it also included Social Security numbers and the type of treatment being provided, according to a letter given to the patients involved.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Bailey Middle School


Location

Nashville, TN
United States
36° 9' 57.204" N, 86° 47' 3.9948" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 19, 2009
geo: 
Nashville, TN
United States
Records Breached: 

21

A Nashville mother who was walking along found confidential paperwork that lists Metro school students' names, Social Security numbers and disabilities. The Metro Schools spokeswoman said they will trace the documents and try to figure out how they got where they weren't supposed to be.

Source: 
Media

MySpace


Location

Los Angeles, CA
United States
34° 3' 8.0424" N, 118° 14' 37.266" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 16, 2009
geo: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Extra Info: 

(877) 369-1369

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Confidential employee information, including at least name, Social Security numbers and compensation, was taken by an employee in the company's benefit's department without authorization, beginning in June 2008 or earlier. The information was used to annoy selected individuals and the now former employee was arrested and is being prosecuted by the High Tech Crimes Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of California, Berkeley


Location

Berkeley, CA
United States
37° 52' 17.7348" N, 122° 16' 21.8892" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 7, 2009
geo: 
Berkeley, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

160,000

Hackers infiltrated restricted computer databases. Personal information of 160,000 current and former students and alumni may have been stolen. The University says Social Security numbers, health insurance information and non-treatment medical records dating back to 1999 were accessed. The breach was discovered April 21, 2009, when administrators performing routine maintenance identified messages left by the hackers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Nevada - Las Vegas


Location

Las Vegas, NV
United States
36° 6' 52.7256" N, 115° 10' 22.1376" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 1, 2009
geo: 
Las Vegas, NV
United States
Records Breached: 

20

A UNLV computer was compromised and may have allowed loss of some personal data. The College of Sciences recently sent a letter to about 20 students as officials became aware of a virus affecting a computer in the College. The College found no information was leaked, but for legal reasons they still sent the letter.

Source: 
Media

Battle Creek City


Location

Battle Creek, MI
United States
42° 19' 16.1472" N, 85° 10' 46.9704" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 24, 2009
geo: 
Battle Creek, MI
United States
Records Breached: 

65

Some Battle Creek city employees are getting free identity protection help after the mayor posted a document with personnel information to a public Web site. Information on city workers, including Social Security numbers, was listed on a city check registry that the mayor put online and linked to using his Twitter.com account. The registry is no longer online and the city has worked with law enforcement and Twitter, to remove any archived references to the information.

Source: 
Media
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