Equifax

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 10, 2012
geo: 
Atlanta , GA
United States
Georgia US
Records Breached: 

17,000

Equifax settled charges with the Federal Trade Commission after it was discovered that Equifax Information Services improperly sold lists of consumer data.  People who were late on their mortgage payments had their information sold to firms that should not have received the information and subsequently resold it to other firms.  Equifax agreed to pay nearly $1.6 million to resolve charges that it violated the FTC and Fair Credit Reporting Acts.

Source: 
Media

Alicare, National Retirement Fund

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 13, 2012
geo: 
White Plains , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A mailing error caused the Social Security numbers of National Retirement Fund participants to be printed on the outside of a mailed envelope.  Names and mailing addresses were also exposed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Valley National Bank, American Stock Transfer and Trust Company, LLC

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 1099 forms to be sent to the wrong addresses on January 17, 2012.  Names, tax identification numbers, and addresses were exposed because incorrect or multiple addresses were printed on the forms.  Information on stock dividends and phone numbers was also exposed.  The error was discovered when some of the forms were returned by the post office as undeliverable.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Eaton Vance Management

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 8, 2012
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A mailing error caused the Social Security numbers of some employees to be visible through the window of mailed envelopes. The employee stock and tax documents were mailed on January 25, 2011 and notification was posted on February 6.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

David Yurman (Yurman Design, Inc.)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 7, 2012
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Yurman mailed some 1099 forms to the wrong addresses.  Names, tax information, and Social Security numbers were exposed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Rhode Island

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 27, 2012
geo: 
Kingston , RI
United States
Rhode Island US
Extra Info: 

The University of Rhode Island released a notice on their website herehttp://www.uri.edu/datanotice/

Records Breached: 

1,000

Students and faculty who were associated with the University of Rhode island after April of 2007 may have had their personal information exposed.  The information was placed on a server that was not set-up or intended to be used for storing sensitive information.  The information was on the College of Business Administration's computer server and included names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, hire year, rank, and limited compensation information.  The information was discovered to be publicly accessible on July 31.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

John Stewart Company (JSCo)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 23, 2012
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A set of internal emails were sent to various JSCo employees on August 7 and August 13.  The emails contained the names, Social Security numbers, and in some cases, dates of birth of other employees.  Employees were instructed to delete the email upon discovery.  

Source: 
California Attorney General

South Bend Community School Corporation

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 22, 2012
geo: 
South Bend , IN
United States
Indiana US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A computer glitch that occurred when the district changed its student management systems caused some employee Social Security numbers to be exposed.  The numbers could only be seen by other employees who were being trained on the new computer program.  Employees were notified of the breach.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Colorado State University - Pueblo

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 21, 2012
geo: 
Pueblo , CO
United States
Colorado US
Records Breached: 

19,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A few students accidentally gained access to sensitive student files.  It is not clear if the files were physical or electronic.  The students notified school authorities immediately and the problem was fixed.  It is not clear what types of student information were exposed.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Acronis

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 9, 2012
geo: 
Woburn , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A technical error caused a spreadsheet containing an unspecified number of email addresses and upgrade serial numbers to be indexed by search engines.  The email addresses from the spreadsheet were not accompanied with any personal information.  The spreadsheet was downloaded by 14 different IP addresses and the owners of those IP addresses were contacted.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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