South Carolina Health and Human Services, South Carolina Medicaid

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 19, 2012
geo: 
Columbia , SC
United States
Extra Info: 

Those with questions may call 888-829-6561 or visit www.myscmedicaid.org.

Records Breached: 

228,435 (Unknown number of SSNs involved)

An employee was fired and arrested after he sent the names, addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth of Medicaid patients to his private email.  It was discovered that he had compiled and emailed the information of South Carolina Medicaid patients over a period of several months. He was charged with five misdemeanor counts of violating the confidentiality of medical indigents and one count of disclosing confidential information.  At least 22,600 patients had their Medicaid ID numbers emailed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Triangle Tax Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 12, 2012
geo: 
Miami , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A tax preparer for Triangle Tax Services was found to have information in her possession for the purpose of identity theft.  A county deputy pulled the dishonest employee over for a traffic stop and found that she had checks, tax return credit cards, and handwritten names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers.  She faces at least eight counts of identity theft; though it is unclear how many of her 300 potential victims are connected to Triangle Tax Services.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

The Commercial Bank

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 19, 2012
geo: 
Meridian , MS
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A former bank vice president and branch manager was sentenced for falsifying loans.  She used the names, Social Security numbers, and other personal information of family members and bank customers to falsify financial documents between June of 2008 and May of 2009.  The woman's fraudulent activities were discovered in 2009 and she eventually pled guilty on February 3, 2012.  Her charges included mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

The Home Depot

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 13, 2012
geo: 
Suwanee , GA
United States
Records Breached: 

36

A dishonest employee accessed HR information with the intention of misusing the information to obtain fraudulent credit.  At least 36 Home Depot employees had their names, Social Security numbers, contact information, driver's license numbers, and possibly their financial account information accessed.  The incident was discovered on March 15.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 27, 2012
geo: 
St. Paul , MN
United States
Records Breached: 

3,700 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An internal audit revealed that an employee at an unnamed Minnesota car dealership allowed an unauthorized friend to use his login information.  The login information provided access to a vehicle database for processing consumer sales.  Consumer vehicle identification numbers, names, addresses, and dates of birth may have been exposed.  The employee's friend worked at a vehicle repossession company and may have allowed additional individuals to use the login credentials.  The employee who revealed his login information may face criminal charges.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Taco Bell, McDonald's, Wrigley Field, Ralph Lauren Restaurant (RL Restaurant)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 28, 2012
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Six defendants face criminal charges for their roles in a fraud ring that utilized skimming devices in the Chicago area.  Some of the defendants were dishonest employees who used a skimming device to read and record customer information as customers made purchases.  Others recruited these dishonest employees and some used the card information to make fake cards and fraudulent purchases.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Wave House

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 2, 2012
geo: 
San Diego , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

200

A former employee allegedly stole hundreds of applications and contracts while employed between May 2010 and January 2012. He is accused of making at least $40,000 in online purchases and pleaded not guilty to 17 counts of identity theft and one count each of grand theft, false personation, and a drug charge. He faces 15 years and eight months in prison if convicted.

UPDATE (08/08/2012): The dishonest employee entered a plea of guilty. He faces at least 180 days and up to one year in jail.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 6.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

North Point Dental Care

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 4, 2012
geo: 
Winston Salem , NC
United States
Records Breached: 

10,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The owner of North Point Dental accused a former colleague of stealing the information of about 10,000 current and former patients.  The men worked together on a political campaign and the former colleague used the patient information to call patients for campaign support as part of his role as the campaign manager.  The former campaign manager countered that he had received an email from the dentist encouraging him to take information from an office computer and use it to call the patients.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 28, 2012
geo: 
Kailua-Kona , HI
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An HCFCU member filed a complaint in 2011 after suspecting that their information had been improperly used for an HCFCU board nomination process. It became apparent that several employees had added names to nomination petitions, then went to credit union members to have them sign the petitions. Fewer than 500 of the 40,000 HCFCU members had their account information and the last four digits of their Social Security numbers accessed. The employees involved were disciplined and/or had their employment terminated.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Scripps College Financial Aid Office

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 12, 2012
geo: 
Claremont , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A former employee of Scripps College allowed a personal contact outside of the College to access financial aid application information.  The issue was discovered during a review of Scripps College Financial Aid Office processes.  It appears that the former employee shared the information to obtain assistance in evaluating applications and preparing potential aid packages.  Names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and other financial information may have been exposed at various times between 2008 and 2012.

Source: 
California Attorney General

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