Wayne County

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 21, 2012
geo: 
Detroit , MI
United States
Records Breached: 

1,000

An employee of Wayne County's personnel department accidentally sent an email with a sensitive attachment.  People who were members of AFSCME Locals 25, 409, 1659, and 3309 received an email about health insurance with employee names, ID numbers, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and other information available in an attached file.  The mistake was noticed immediately and a follow-up email was sent with instructions to destroy the previous email.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

University of Florida

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 22, 2012
geo: 
Gainesville , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

719

People who had an unclaimed check or refund from the University of Florida had their Social Security numbers posted on Florida's Unclaimed Property website.  The information had been posted in July of 2005 and is from debts prior to that time, but had been posted through January 12, 2012.  The University submitted its Annual Unclaimed Property Report to the Florida State Department of Financial Services.  The state accidentally posted the Social Security numbers in addition to the usual information.  The University of Florida was the only entity affected by the mistake.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare (PBH), Alamance-Caswell LME (AC LME)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 25, 2012
geo: 
Concord , NC
United States
Records Breached: 

50,000

A miscommunication caused AC LME to lose access to servers containing sensitive health information.  An Alamance County employee mistakenly changed a lock on the facility that housed data servers for AC LME.  It appears that AC LME forgot to inform the county that AC LME was extending a contract for server maintenance.  Former consumers of AC LME, including those who became PBH consumers on October 1, 2011, may have had their personal health information stored on these servers.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

City of Rye

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 13, 2012
geo: 
Rye , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An unknown number of employee Social Security numbers were mistakenly disclosed after the City responded to a Freedom of Information law request.  The Social Security numbers were included along with payroll data to the entity that requested the information.  City officials verified that the information would not be passed on after the breach was discovered.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 15, 2012
geo: 
Charlotte , NC
United States
Extra Info: 

UNC-Charlotte will post information about the breach here.  Those with questions may also call (855) 205-6937.

Records Breached: 

350,000

An online security breach occurred at the UNC-Charlotte campus and was discovered on January 31.  It is unclear how much information could have been accessed. The number of people affected was not revealed.  An email alert was sent to students and staff on February 15 in order to inform them that a "potentially significant data exposure of its Information Systems" had occurred.  The University also stated that it had corrected the known issues related to the breach.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

St. Joseph Health System

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 15, 2012
geo: 
CA
United States
Extra Info: 

Patients from the California hospitals St. Jude Medical Center, Mission Hospital, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Petaluma Valley Hospital, and Queen of the Valley were affected. No single California city is listed as the breach location.

Records Breached: 

31,800 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Protected patient information may have been available on the internet for one year.  A patient's attorney contacted St. Jude officials to inform them that the information was available online. The patient health records included names, body mass index, blood pressure, lab results, smoking status, diagnoses lists, medication allergies, and demographic information such as gender, date of birth, language spoken, ethnicity, and race.  The information was removed from online and co no longer be accessed by unauthorized parties.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Spotsylvania County

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 6, 2012
geo: 
Spotsylvania , VA
United States
Records Breached: 

4,289

An employee discovered that it was possible to access current and former employee W-2 forms online via a Google search.  The W-2 form contained employee name, Social Security number, address, earnings, and taxes paid for 2009 and 2010.  The discovery was made on December 23 of 2011. 

Source: 
Media

University of Alabama

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 2, 2011
geo: 
Tuscaloosa , AL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On October 26, students who had at least one failing midterm grade during the Fall 2011 semester received an email from the office of the assistant dean of students.  The email, which informed students of their grade, was not blind copied.  Each email recipient could see the email addresses of other students who received the email.  No other information was exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Motorola Mobility, Inc.

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 3, 2012
geo: 
Libertyville , IL
United States
Extra Info: 

Customers who purchased a refurbished Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi tablet from Woot.com between October and December 2011 are encouraged to visit motorola.com/xoomreturn or to call Motorola Mobility Customer Support at 1-800-734-5870 (Option 1) in order to determine if their tablet is affected.

Records Breached: 

100 (Unknown number of financial records and SSNs involved)

Approximately 100 out of a batch of 6,200 refurbished Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi tablets were sent to new customers without being completely wiped by Motorola.  The affected tablets were resold by Woot.com between October and December 2011.  Previous owners may have stored user names, passwords, email addresses, videos, photographs, and documents on the tablets.  There is also a possibility that any password-protected sites and applications could be accessed by people who bought the device refurbished.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Valencia College

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 7, 2012
geo: 
Orlando , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

9,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An Excel spreadsheet with student names, addresses, dates of birth, and college ID's was listed online on a password-protected website.  The password protection eventually expired and anyone could access the information online.  Valencia College hired an unnamed contractor to create a custom page for prospective students to communicate with the college.  The contractor then hired an unnamed sub-contractor to work on some of the website.The breach can be linked to that unnamed sub-contractor.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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