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

Chicago Board of Elections Commissioners

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 13, 2012
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

1,200 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The sensitive information of Chicago voters was exposed online due to a mistake by the election authority. A database that included names, the last four digits of Social Security numbers, addresses, and drivers license numbers was accidentally placed online in a publicly accessible place.  Only people who applied to work for the board in Chicago polling places on Election Day were determined to have been affected.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

WestCoast Children's Clinic

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 29, 2012
geo: 
Oakland , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A referral document containing sensitive information was accidentally sent in an email to an unauthorized recipient.  Patient names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and health concerns were sent to a county social worker. The county social worker deleted the sensitive email and any other existing copies of the document were securely deleted from the network.  

Source: 
California Attorney General

Polk County School District

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 21, 2013
geo: 
Bartow , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

200

Students who paid tuition for education programs may have had their 1098T tax forms sent to the incorrect address.  Between 150 and 200 people out of 2,000 were sent to the wrong address because a group of the tax forms were placed in envelopes without being properly separated.  Some people received the forms of several people while others never got their tax forms.  The district implemented a new step of sampling some of the envelopes in order to review the process before completing an entire batch.

Source: 
Media

Crafts Americana Group, Inc. (Knitpicks.com, ArtistsClub.com, ConnectingThreads.com)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 11, 2013
geo: 
Columbus , OH
United States
Ohio US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Customers who had credit card numbers on file after using them at Knitpicks.com, ArtistsClub.com, or ConnectingThreads.com may have had their information exposed.  A file on the Crafts Americana Group, Inc. servers was accessible for a period of time before being removed on January 25, 2013.  The file contained names, credit card numbers, addresses, and phone numbers.

Source: 
California Attorney General

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

Antioch Unified School District

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 1, 2013
geo: 
Antioch , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A document with sensitive Worker's Compensation claim information was accidentally sent out with an email to a limited number of Antioch Unified School District employees.  Social Security numbers and other information related to current and former employees that reported injuries were exposed.  The incident occurred on January 18 and people who received the email were instructed to remove and destroy any saved information contain in the email. Those who received the email were also instructed to provide written verification that they had removed and destroyed the information.

Source: 
California Attorney General

Eastern Illinois University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 24, 2013
geo: 
Charleston , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

430 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

At least 65 students received information about the grade point average of 430 students during early January 2013.  The breach occurred when a spreadsheet that contained the information and the E-number of 430 students was accidentally made available online.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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