- In 2005, an Emergency Management Operations Team Contact List for the School of International and Public Affairs was exposed on the Internet. As a result, 98 individuals associated with SIPA had their names, phone numbers, emergency contact person and Social Security numbers exposed. Although the university believed it had fully corrected the problem, a copy of the list showed up on the Internet again in June 2006.
- In June 2008, 5,000 students’ Social Security numbers were discovered on the Internet. They had been exposed since February 2007, when a student employee had uploaded a database of students’ housing information to a Google-hosted Web site.
- In September 2010, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center disclosed that the names and clinical information of 6,800 patients were exposed on the Internet during the month of July because an employee’s computer was “inadvertently open” to the Internet. For 10 of those patients, Social Security numbers were included.
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