Schneider-Electric

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 7, 2013
geo: 
Palatine , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A vendor's mailing error resulted in the exposure of employee Social Security numbers.  Call for Candidacy letters were mailed sometime around January 16 that had Social Security numbers, names, and addresses visible through the address window of the letter.  

Source: 
California Attorney General

University of Georgia (UGA)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 10, 2011
geo: 
Athens , GA
United States
Georgia US
Records Breached: 

18,931

A data file that contained employment information such as names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, dates of employment, gender, race, home phone numbers, and addresses was accidentally placed on a publicly available web server. The information was available from 2008 until 2011. Faculty and staff who worked at UGA in 2002 were affected.

Source: 
Media

Compete Inc

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 22, 2012
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Compete Inc. reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission regarding the collection of consumer information. Compete agreed to obtain end users' consent before collecting future online browsing data.  Compete will also delete or anonymize consumer data already collected and provide direction for removing tracking software installed on the computers of those who had their data collected.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Kaiser Permanente

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 29, 2012
geo: 
Oakland , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Those with questions may call 866-578-5413.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

A Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region Recruitment employee mistakenly sent an email to unauthorized parties on August 24.  Former Northern California Kaiser employees who left Kaiser between 1990 and 2006 may have had their names and Social Security numbers exposed. Kaiser IT Security conducted a detailed analysis to confirm that the recipient did not forward or print the email. The analysis also revealed that the email had been deleted and could no longer be accessed.

Source: 
California Attorney General

UPMC

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 22, 2012
geo: 
Monroeville , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An assistant police chief filed a complaint alleging that the chief of policed breached federal privacy law.  The complaint alleges that the chief of police received information about ambulance dispatches that was primarily intended for paramedics and other active first responders.  He also claims the chief of police forwarded the information to a third party.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, Mesa Royalty Trust

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 14, 2012
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A mailing error caused personal information to be exposed.  Beneficiary statements containing tax information for 2011 were sent by postal mail on April 2, 2012.  The statements were mailed to incorrect addresses and exposed names, home addresses, and tax identification numbers of intended shareholders. The error was discovered on April 6.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Brightline Interactive, Army Chief of Public Affairs

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 28, 2012
geo: 
Alexandria , VA
United States
Virginia US
Records Breached: 

518 (31 SSNs reported)

An army awards database was found to be available online.  The database was being handled by the defense contractor Brightline Interactive and was mistakenly uploaded to a public server at an unknown time.  Those who received awards for actions since September 11, 2001 were affected.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

University of Chicago

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

9,100

A postcard mailed to University of Chicago employees contained their Social Security numbers. The cards were mailed on September 24 to remind employees about open enrollment, but also had Social Security numbers printed on the outside.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Town Council of Chapel Hill

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 2, 2012
geo: 
Chapel Hill , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 

12

A licensed clinical social worked accidentally attached confidential client information to an email that was forwarded to town council colleagues. A copy of her and her husband's 2011 income tax returns was also in the email. The email automatically became available to the public and the error was noticed nearly a week later.  Unfortunately, the email was also forwarded a second time to a public account.  Consequently, the information was publicly available for a week.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Rite Aid Corporation

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 27, 2012
geo: 
Camp Hill , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A customer using RiteAid's mobile app to check a prescription noticed that he was able to access the names, addresses, and prescription records of other customers.  The customer was able to identify some of the problems by using his computer science background.  He noticed there was no secure login tied to web service calls made from the smartphone application.  The customer was able to correspond with several RiteAid representatives and RiteAid began to address some of the security concerns.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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