Anthem Blue Cross

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 13, 2011
geo: 
Westlake Village , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

31,125

Letters soliciting dental and vision coverage were mailed to current Anthem customers.  A priority code composed of the customer's Social Security number and two extra digits was printed on the outside of each envelope.  One customer noticed the error and contacted the media.  Anthem admits that an error occurred, but did not reveal the cause. Anthem is working to prevent this type of breach from happening again and was in the process of notifying customers of the error as of May 12. 

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.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

Allstate Financial

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

Unknown

A personal financial representative lost his laptop on May 23, 2011, and then reported the loss to Allstate Financial on June 13, 2011.  Customer policy information may have been stored on the laptop's hard drive.  On July 25, customers were notified that their policy information may have been exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Berkshire Bank

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 23, 2011
geo: 
Pittsfield , MA
United States
Extra Info: 

Customers with questions may call 1-800-773-5601.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Loan account numbers were printed on the outside of envelopes sent to customers.  The account numbers were on the line just above customer name and address.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 26, 2011
geo: 
Jacksonville , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

22

After breaking into FIS's network and gaining access to FIS's database, a group of criminals obtained 22 legitimate ATM cards.  Copies of the cards were made and shipped to Greece, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.  The criminals altered the cards so that they could be used to withdraw an unlimited amount of cash.  A total of $13 million was taken from accounts between the evening of Saturday March 5 and Sunday evening.

Source: 
Media

Electronic Data Systems, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services, Alabama Department of Corrections

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 24, 2011
geo: 
Montgomery , AL
United States
Records Breached: 

250

A dishonest employee accessed the Electronic Data System's database of names and Social Security numbers of student loan borrowers.  The former employee then used the information to file false tax returns in 2009.  Sentencing is scheduled for December 19, 2011 and involves a minimum of two years in prison, a maximum of 354 years in prison, and a maximum fine of $6,250,000.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Wells Fargo

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 20, 2011
geo: 
Jacksonville , FL
United States
Extra Info: 

Customers in South Carolina were also affected.

Customers with questions may call 1-800-869-3557.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

A mailing error exposed customer bank account information to other customers.  Pages from other customer accounts which included bank account numbers, balances, and transactions were accidentally mailed to other customers in September paper statements.  The error was caused by a printer malfunction.  Wells Fargo temporarily took the printer out of service after the breach was discovered.  At least 50 customers noticed the problem.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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