New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG), Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E), Iberdrola USA

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 24, 2012
geo: 
Rochester , NY
United States
Extra Info: 

Affected customers may call 1-877-736-4495. More information can be found on the websites of the companies www.nyseg.com and www.rge.com.

Records Breached: 

878,000 NYSEG customers and 367,000 RG&E customers

An employee at a software development consulting firm that was contracted by Iberdrola USA, the parent company of both NYSEG and RG&E, allowed the information systems of clients to be accessed by an unauthorized party.  Customer Social Security numbers, birth dates, and in some cases, financial institution account numbers were exposed.  A total of 878,000 NYSEG customers and 367,000 RG&E electricity customers were affected.  An unknown number of additional customers from both companies who signed up for gas services, but not electricity services were also affected.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

RJL Insurance Services, LLC, RJL Wealth Management

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 14, 2012
geo: 
San Diego , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

RJL Insurance Services became aware of a vulnerability in its computer network that may have resulted in the exposure of some electronic files.  The information was secured, but some RJL files were accessible for a period of two weeks in late September and early October of 2011.  Client names, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, and medical conditions may have been exposed.  

Source: 
California Attorney General

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of North Carolina

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 2, 2012
geo: 
Durham , NC
United States
Records Breached: 

1,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An employee of BCBS North Carolina accidentally sent an email that revealed the email addresses of all customers who received the email.  Customers received the email as notification of changes to their billing cycle on Wednesday, February 29.  The employee error meant that anyone who received the email could then send unwanted messages referencing BCBS or unrelated content to other customers who received the email.

Source: 
Media

Security Savings Systems, Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 3, 2012
geo: 
New Cumberland , PA
United States
Records Breached: 

2,038

A printing error caused thousands of taxpayers to receive 1099-G forms from 2011 with the Social Security number and tax refund of another taxpayer.  The mistake occurred because the company was trying to conserve paper.  The forms were supposed to be cut below a certain point, but the bottom half remained attached.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) of Connecticut

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 24, 2012
geo: 
Bloomfield , CT
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

in November of 2009, a customer discovered that spreadsheet with current and former MetLife customer information had been posted online.  MetLife corrected the problem after being notified by the customer and provided two years of credit monitoring and identity theft insurance to customers who had been affected by the breach.  The type of information exposed in the spreadsheet and the length of time it was available online were not revealed.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Wakulla County School Board

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 10, 2011
geo: 
Crawfordville , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

2,400

The information of 2,400 students in grades four through ten was accidentally posted online.  A parent discovered the breach after searching their child's name.  The student's FCAT scores and Social Security number appeared on a public site.  The cause of the unintended disclosure was not reported.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Bright Directions College Savings Program, Illinois State Treasurer's Office

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 16, 2011
geo: 
Springfield , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

36,000

A mailing error led to the Social Security numbers of over 36,000 people to be visible from the outside of envelopes mailed in October.  Those who were enrolled in the Illinois Treasurer's Office Bright Directions college savings program were affected.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

State of Tennessee Sponsored Group Health Plan

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 3, 2011
geo: 
Nashville , Tennessee
Records Breached: 

1,770

State employees who canceled their health or dental insurance had their information mailed to the wrong address in October.  Each mailing included a certificate containing the information of the recipient and three other letters aimed at other members of the plan.  Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, employee ID numbers, and healthcare insurance coverage dates were exposed. The error was discovered on October 6, 2011.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Contra Costa County

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 3, 2011
geo: 
Martinez , CA
United States
Extra Info: 

Patients with questions may call (925)-957-7400.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Residents who owed money to the county health department had their names inadvertently published in a public document.  The names were published in a report to the Board of Supervisors dated July 27, 2010.  The error was discovered at the end of November, 2011.  No patient information was exposed, but the publication of the names in the report constitutes a breach of patient confidentiality laws.  The information was removed from the online report.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

The College of New Jersey

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 30, 2011
geo: 
Ewing , NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

12,815 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The College's On-Campus Student Employment System had a vulnerability that allowed student applicants to see the personal information of other students.  A student applicant notified the College of the problem on November 2 after seeing the information of 12 other students.  The system flaw was fixed within hours, but no duration was given for the breach.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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