Hawaii State Department of Public Safety

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 21, 2008
geo: 
Honolulu , HI
United States
Hawaii US
Records Breached: 

4,200 (No SSNs or financial information involved)

A reporter requested statistics from the State Department of Public Safety.  Though the reporter only wanted the number of people who use medical marijuana, he was sent an email with patient names, addresses, plant locations, certificate numbers, and the names of prescribing physicians.  Patients became aware of the issue when information was printed in a front-page news story, though no patients were identified.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Passaic County Jail

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 6, 2010
geo: 
Paterson , NJ
United States
New Jersey US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Inmates used the library logs at Passaic to obtain the personal information of other inmates. The inmates then called outside conspirators in order to defraud American Express and inmates of over $450,000.  Fake American Express credit cards were created from the information and used to deposit funds into Bank of America accounts or to make purchases. The scheme occurred between September of 2007 and April of 2008.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 19, 2010
geo: 
St. Paul , MN
United States
Minnesota US
Records Breached: 

759

It was discovered that an hourly employee of 19 years was forging checks by using the information of companies who were fined for OSHA violations.  The employee had handled checks for 12 years and may have been involved in a larger fraud operation.  The employee was arrested and fraudulently obtained less than a thousand dollars on average from each company.  A total of 759 companies who paid OSHA fines between January 1, 2009 and November 18, 2010 were affected.  One business owner discovered that a fraudulent check had been cashed for $745 after he paid an OSHA fine of $315.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 1, 2011
geo: 
Denver , CO
United States
Colorado US
Records Breached: 

3,590 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A disk with the information of medical-aid applicants was lost on its way between HCPF and another agency. It contained applicant names, state identification numbers, and addresses. The disk was discovered missing on May 6.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 24, 2011
geo: 
Sacramento , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Additional information can be found at the CDPH's website.  Current and former employees with questions may also call (877) 421-9634.

Records Breached: 

9,000

The workers' compensation information of 9,000 current and former state employees was copied onto a private hard drive without authorization.  The hard drive was removed from the state offices by an employee, but was recovered.  The CDPH security system detected unusual activity on April 5 and the employee responsible was discovered.  The employee was placed on administrative leave until the completion of the investigation.  Most current CDPH and California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) employees were affected.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Teachers Retirement System of Texas

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 17, 2011
geo: 
Austin , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A breach of the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) of Texas has been discovered.  A retired principal learned that the TRS had mailed an envelope to her bank.  Due to the window-style of the envelope, her personal information was clearly visible through the TRS envelope.  The number of people affected by TRS's practice is unknown.  TRS changed their procedures so that content cannot be seen from the outside of the envelope.  TRS also plans to take the sensitive information off of letters in the future.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Casa Grande Justic Court

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 5, 2011
geo: 
Casa Grande , AZ
United States
Arizona US
Records Breached: 

200

A court clerk took court documents home in an attempt to hide the fact that she had not done the work.  The employee was fired and could be charged with tampering with public records.  No malicious intent is suspected.  It is believed that the employee hid years of backlogged records and eventually took them home to continue concealing them.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Burke County Courthouse

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 9, 2011
geo: 
Morganton , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A night custodian made copies of sensitive documents pertaining to criminal cases.  He then traded the documents to an outsider in exchange for drugs.  Documents were stolen or copied from the district attorney's office between January and June of 2011.  The outsider, her boyfriend and the custodian were charged.  The woman wanted to use the court records as aids to help her decide who not to sell methamphetamine to. The custodian was on an assignment from Patton Cleaning Co. Inc.  The county has a monthly contract with the company.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 10, 2011
geo: 
Austin , TX
United States
Texas US
Extra Info: 

Current and former employees of the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, the Commission for the Blind and the Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing may have also been affected.

Records Breached: 

4,900

Current and former employees may have had their personal information exposed.  Notification of the incident was sent as soon as Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) officials learned of the breach.  Though a law enforcement investigation is taking place, no information regarding the date of the breach, the cause of the breach or the type of information exposed has been disclosed.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

The Securities and Exchange Commission

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 18, 2011
geo: 
Denver , CO
United States
Colorado US
Records Breached: 

4,000

On May 4, a contractor working for the Interior Department's National Business Center accidentally sent an unencrypted email.  There was a security feature in the system software that was designed to prevent such mistakes, but it failed to stop the email from going through.  Any information in the unencrypted email was vulnerable for about 60 seconds.  The email contained agency employee Social Security numbers and other payroll information.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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