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

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

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

University of Florida

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 2, 2012
geo: 
Gainesville , FL
United States
Florida US
Extra Info: 

The University of Florida maintains a page with their privacy breach incidents herehttp://privacy.ufl.edu/

Records Breached: 

220

The information of former students and applicants was available online.  Former students and applicants who signed up for a roommate service online through Levin College of Law in the early 2000s had their Social Security numbers exposed.  The breach was discovered in May of 2012; the College of Law stopped using the software for the roommate service in the mid-2000s. Former students and applicants were mailed notifications on June 25.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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