Office of Child Support Enforcement
In April, a laptop and portable hard drives containing personal information was stolen from the Office of Child Support Enforcement in Washington. The devices were stolen by intruders that likely used a key from a disgruntled former employee, police said at the time. The devices contained personal information on as many as 5 million individuals, including Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and phone numbers. The breach comes a year after the federal government announced a massive data breach affecting the Office of Personnel Management, exposing the personal information of more than 21 million federal employees and contractors.