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

City of Ocoee

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 6, 2012
geo: 
Ocoee , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

350

Over 350 city workers had their information posted on a public server in January.  An employee inadvertently uploaded the sensitive information to a public domain server as part of an annual audit.  Names, Social Security numbers, salaries, and addresses were exposed.

Source: 
Media

Northstar Healthcare

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 18, 2012
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

170 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An email that was sent to patients displayed the names of all patients who received the email.  The email was sent to patients being treated for HIV or AIDS and inadvertently revealed names and HIV status.

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

Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 1, 2012
geo: 
Soledad , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Sensitive staff information on a database file was found to have been accessible to all SVSP staff.  Staff names, Social Security numbers, phone numbers, addresses, and institutional-position information were exposed.  The breach was discovered on September 26 and it is unclear how long the information was available.

Source: 
California Attorney General

Cornell University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 2, 2012
geo: 
Ithaca , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

2,000

Names and Social Security numbers of people associated with Cornell were publicly available for five days.  The information was on a computer in Cornell's athletics department and was accidentally placed online from September 5, 2012 until September 10, 2012.

Source: 
Media

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

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

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