University Hospitals

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 4, 2013
geo: 
Cleveland , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

7,100 (Unknown number of Social Security numbers)

An unnamed contractor misplaced a University Hospitals hard drive after taking it for a computer system upgrade.  The hard drive was stolen from the car of an employee of the contractor on August 8.  It contained patient information such as names, birth dates, addresses, medical record numbers, insurance provider information, and health information.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 25, 2013
geo: 
Miami Beach , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An employee who was working at Mt. Sinani Medical Center through a temp agency was found with patient information during a traffic stop.  Police uncovered a bag that contained over 100 printouts with patient names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and dates of birth.  Photocopies of checks that had been written to Mt. Sinai Medical Center and corresponding billing statements were also found during the February 27, 2013 traffic stop.  Additional information that could be used for fraud was also found at the temporary employee's residence.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Standard Insurance Company

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 8, 2013
geo: 
Portland , OR
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

One of Standard Insurance Company's vendors accessed a file that was inadvertently disclosed on the vendor's system.  Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and dates of birth could have been accessed between October 7 and October 18.  The issue was discovered when an insurance policyholder noticed they had access to the information and contacted Standard Insurance Company.

Source: 
Media

DaVita

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 7, 2013
geo: 
Denver , CO
United States
Records Breached: 

11,500 (375 Social Security numbers exposed)

The theft of an unencrypted laptop resulted in the exposure of patient and employee information.  The laptop was stolen from an employee's vehicle and contained names, insurance information, diagnoses, and dialysis treatment information.  Approximately 375 patients also had their Social Security numbers exposed.

Source: 
Media

Baltimore County

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 8, 2013
geo: 
Baltimore , MD
United States
Records Breached: 

12,000

A contractor who worked for Baltimore County between December of 2011 and July of 2012 was found to have saved the personal information of 12,000 county employees to computers for reasons unrelated to work.  The information was discovered during an investigation in Florida and came from payroll files dated between January and March of 2007.  Employees who had their paychecks direct deposited were affected and the bank account information of 6,633 employees was exposed.

Source: 
Media

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 8, 2013
geo: 
Raleigh , NC
United States
Records Breached: 

1,300 (No Social Security numbers or financial information was involved)

Over 1,300 people who received payment from state hospitals had their information exposed online.  Names, addresses, payment dates, name of facilities that made the payments, and dollar amounts paid were posted on North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' transparency website "NC OpenBook."  The error was discovered when an individual complained.  The information had been available for years.

Source: 
Media

TrendNet

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 10, 2013
geo: 
Torrance , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

700 (No Social Security numbers or financial information exposed)

FTC fined TrendNet for having inadequate security practices and marketing their products to consumers as secure.  TrendNet's website was breached by a hacker or hackers.  This allowed them to bypass users' login credentials and access wireless camera feeds.  At least 700 people who purchased TrendNet security cameras had their live camera feeds hacked. Some of their feeds were published online by hackers.

Source: 
Media

Department of Economic Opportunity

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 7, 2013
geo: 
Tallahassee , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

45

A glitch in the Department of Economic Opportunity's website caused Social Security numbers of people who registered for unemployment to be exposed.  The information was mistakenly sent to businesses and the Department of Economic Opportunity alerted businesses to the issue.  Those who were affected were sent letters.

Source: 
Media

Washington State University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 7, 2013
geo: 
Pullman , WA
United States
Records Breached: 

300

The October 11 theft of two external hard drives may have exposed the information of students, current employees, and former employees.  Administrative and financial information such as Social Security numbers may have been exposed.

Source: 
Media

City Jeffersonville

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 11, 2013
geo: 
Jeffersonville , IN
United States
Records Breached: 

311

City vendors and other businesses were alerted to a breach of information that dates back to 2001.  Names, addresses, and in some cases Social Security numbers, were sent to city employees in a monthly email about vendor payments.  The issue was noticed when a recent software change made the information easier to spot.  Jeffersonville's information technology staff deleted the emails from city employee inboxes.

Source: 
Media

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