GunnAllen Financial

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 11, 2011
geo: 
Tampa , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

16,000

Former employees of GunnAllen Financial have been fined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for failing to adequately protect customer data.  The former president and national sales manager broke privacy by transferring the information of GunnAllen Financial clients over to a new business after or during GunnAllen’s November 2010 liquidation.  The sales manager was authorized by the president to take a thumb drive with the information of about 16,000 clients with him to his new job.  The two former employees were fined

Source: 
Media

Eastern Bank

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 3, 2010
geo: 
Lynn , MA
United States
Records Breached: 

2,499

The bank account information of 2,499 customers was incorrectly mailed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Curian Capital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 29, 2010
geo: 
Denver , CO
United States
Records Breached: 

706

On January 19, 2010, a technical error caused client data to be mismatched during a posting of routine fee statements to the secure online filing cabinets of individual financial professionals.  A limited number of customer fee statements which included client names, Curian account numbers and account balances, and Social Security numbers were made available to other clients for less than a day.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Belmont Savings Bank (BSB)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 30, 2011
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Records Breached: 

13,000

Belmont Savings Bank has agreed to pay a fine of $7,500 related to a consumer data breach case with the Massachusetts attorney general's office.  In May, a bank employee left a backup tape on a desk rather than storing it.  A cleaning crew disposed of the tape later that night.  Names, Social Security numbers and account numbers were exposed.  The tape contained the personal information of over 13,000 customers, but is believed to have been incinerated after disposal along with other sensitive materials from BSB.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, Lincoln Life & Annuity Company of New York

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 26, 2011
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

705

On April 29, an employee accidentally attached a sensitive file to an encrypted email that was sent to a third-party payroll provider.  It contained the names and Social Security numbers of pension plan participants of multiple payroll vendors.  The error was discovered on May 17, and notifications were sent in July.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Ascensus

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 31, 2011
geo: 
Dresher , PA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On April 15, 2011, law enforcement notified Ascensus of a cyber attack that had affected Ascensus' network and those of other companies.  The virus was determined to be a new type of malware and was immediately blocked from Ascensus' network.  However, the virus created and may have been able to export files with client names and Social Security numbers. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Chase Bank

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 30, 2011
geo: 
Rancho Peñasquitos , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

950

A man was charged with using a skimming device to take over $200,000 from customer accounts.  He was arraigned on 45 counts of identity theft, grant theft, burglary, making fake ID cards and causing losses that exceeded $200,000.  He was caught when bank investigators discovered that someone was installing an ATM skimming device on the door of the bank's ATM lobby every Saturday after closing.  The device was then removed by the thief early on Mondays.  This happened for at least six consecutive weeks.  Hidden cameras were also used to record customer pins at the ATMs.

Source: 
Media

Reznick Group, AssureCare Risk Management Inc, Colonial Healthcare Inc, Gypsum Management and Supply

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 12, 2011
geo: 
Plymouth , MN
United States
Extra Info: 

The location listed is that of Assurecare Risk Management Inc.  Though 25,330 Gypsum employees were affected, the total number of individuals affected across companies was not reported.

Records Breached: 

25,330

Reznick's former service provider AssureCare reported a breach of a server that contained Reznick information.  The information from employee benefits plans from 2001 to 2006 could have been accessed by outside parties.  Current and former employees and their spouses may have had their names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth and medical information exposed.  The server was accessed by external intruders on May 9 and May 10 of 2011.

UPDATE (10/13/2011): Employees enrolled in Gypsum's health and dental care plans were also affected.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 15, 2011
geo: 
Lansing , MI
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On April 12, 2011 a report containing the personal information of customers was inadvertently mislabeled and emailed to an incorrect broker-dealer.  The report contained information about customer transactions during March 2011.  Names, policy numbers, policy values, transaction dates and transaction amounts were exposed.  An internal review on May 2 uncovered the breach. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Lincoln Financial Group, Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, Lincoln Life and Annuity Company of New York

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 23, 2011
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

91,763

A programming error caused the names and Social Security numbers of current and former retirement plan enrollees to be accessible to unauthorized plan administrators.  The error had existed in the database's search function since October 2009.  A plan administrator notified Lincoln Financial Group of the issue on July 18.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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