List Toppers of Data Breaches 1By Baselinemag Print
See the data behind the substantial rise in identity theft and data breaches from 2007—a record year.
The following are the lists of the top data breaches of 2007 within each of the major verticals.
|Department of Veteran Affairs (Ala.)||2,000,000||Lost storage media|
|Department of Veteran Affairs (Calif.)||1,800,000||Internal data theft (digital)|
|U.S. Transportation Security Administration||100,000||Lost storage media|
|U.S. Department of Agriculture||38,700||Erroneous Web post|
|U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command||16,000||Stolen laptop(s)|
|Oak Ridge National Laboratory||12,000||External hacker breach|
|Roudebush VA Medical Center||12,000||Stolen computer(s)|
|U.S. Marines||10,554||Erroneous Web post|
|U.S. Air Force||10,501||Missing computer/laptop|
|U.S. Coast Guard||6,200||Improperly discarded
|Georgia Department of Health/
|2,900,000||Lost storage media|
|Ohio State Employees||635,000||Lost storage media|
|Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensures||450,000||Unauthorized data disclosure|
|California Public Employees
|445,000||Unsecure data transfer|
|Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation||300,000||External hacker breach|
|Texas Commission on Law
|West Virginia Public Employees
|200,000||Lost storage media|
|Iowa Department of Education||160,000||External hacker breach|
|Georgia Department of Human Resources||140,000||Print mailing/distribution error|
|Connecticut Department of
|Chicago Board of Elections (Ill.)||1,300,000||Lost storage media|
|Davison County (Tenn.) Election Commission||337,000||Stolen computer(s)|
|New York City Financial Services Agency||280,000||Stolen laptop(s)|
|Los Angeles County Child Support Services||243,000||Missing computer/laptop|
|Fulton County (Ga.)||75,000||Improperly discarded
|Yuba County (N.M.) Child Support Services||70,000||Stolen laptop(s)|
|Fulton County (Ga.) Voter Registration||45,000||Improperly discarded
|Fresno County (Calif.)||10,000||Lost storage media|
|Baltimore County (Md.) Department of Health||6,000||Stolen laptop(s)|
|City of Columbus (Ohio)||3,500||Stolen computer(s)|
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