University of Virginia

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 6, 2012
geo: 
Charlottesville , VA
United States
Virginia US
Records Breached: 

300 (Unknown number of SSNs)

Between 300 and 350 transcripts from Summer Language Institute applicants were accessible through the University of Virginia website.  The human error was discovered when a student searched Google for an image of himself.  Students who applied to the University's program within the last two years may have had their names, transcript information, and Social Security numbers exposed.  Technology experts at the University blocked public access to the information and asked Google to remove its cache of the sensitive pages on June 5, 2012.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Investacorp, Inc.

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 29, 2012
geo: 
Miami , FL
United States
Florida US
Extra Info: 

MML Investors Services LLC, First Rate Investment Systems, and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) were affected by the breach.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

A vendor of the broker-dealer, National Financial Services (NFS), used by Investacorp was involved in a data security breach.  On or around March 12, 2012, Investacorp learned that an NFS vendor had inadvertently shared electronic files with another federally regulated broker-dealer that also uses NFS's services.  The incident occurred on November 29, 2011 and was first noticed on February 13, 2012. The information included client names, Social Security numbers, and certain types of account data.

Source: 
California Attorney General

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Health System

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 24, 2012
geo: 
Los Angeles , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The UCLA Health System placed an audit report on billing practices online in May.  It was later discovered that an employee had accidentally attached information containing the first name, last name, and five-digit billing code related to at least one patient's emergency department visit in May of 2011.  It is unclear how many people were affected and if others may have had additional information exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Florida Department of Children and Families

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 2, 2012
geo: 
Tallahassee , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

100,000

The information of Florida child care workers was placed on a state website.  The information was not password protected and could have been found through an internet search. An unnamed vendor working for the state of Florida was responsible for placing the information online.  Florida daycare workers may have had their dates of birth, names, and Social Security numbers exposed. It is not clear how long the information was exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

First Data Corporation

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 11, 2012
geo: 
Atlanta , GA
United States
Georgia US
Records Breached: 

15,399

On April 25, 2012, First Data learned that certain limited personal information about approximately 108,500 merchants who currently process with First Data or who applied for processing services had been shared outside of the company. The names, addresses, and Social Security numbers of merchants who submitted applications to First Data for merchant processing services were purposely disclosed to an outside party in January and February of 2012.  First Data later discovered that this action was not clearly permitted in some merchant contracts.

Source: 
California Attorney General

Wayne County

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 21, 2012
geo: 
Detroit , MI
United States
Michigan US
Records Breached: 

1,000

An employee of Wayne County's personnel department accidentally sent an email with a sensitive attachment.  People who were members of AFSCME Locals 25, 409, 1659, and 3309 received an email about health insurance with employee names, ID numbers, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and other information available in an attached file.  The mistake was noticed immediately and a follow-up email was sent with instructions to destroy the previous email.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Milk Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 16, 2012
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An employee of another company discovered a security issue in Oink.  Oink is a "rate everything" application from mobile application developer Milk Inc.  The security issue allowed anyone to download personal information of another Oink user by entering another person's username.  Folders with associated email addresses, photos, and other user site information may have been exposed. Oink shutdown and the employees of Milk Inc. joined Google for a new project shortly after the issue was discovered.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

City of Rye

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

Unknown

An unknown number of employee Social Security numbers were mistakenly disclosed after the City responded to a Freedom of Information law request.  The Social Security numbers were included along with payroll data to the entity that requested the information.  City officials verified that the information would not be passed on after the breach was discovered.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 15, 2012
geo: 
Charlotte , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Extra Info: 

UNC-Charlotte will post information about the breach here.  Those with questions may also call (855) 205-6937.

Records Breached: 

350,000

An online security breach occurred at the UNC-Charlotte campus and was discovered on January 31.  It is unclear how much information could have been accessed. The number of people affected was not revealed.  An email alert was sent to students and staff on February 15 in order to inform them that a "potentially significant data exposure of its Information Systems" had occurred.  The University also stated that it had corrected the known issues related to the breach.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

St. Joseph Health System

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 15, 2012
geo: 
CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Patients from the California hospitals St. Jude Medical Center, Mission Hospital, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Petaluma Valley Hospital, and Queen of the Valley were affected. No single California city is listed as the breach location.

Records Breached: 

31,800 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Protected patient information may have been available on the internet for one year.  A patient's attorney contacted St. Jude officials to inform them that the information was available online. The patient health records included names, body mass index, blood pressure, lab results, smoking status, diagnoses lists, medication allergies, and demographic information such as gender, date of birth, language spoken, ethnicity, and race.  The information was removed from online and co no longer be accessed by unauthorized parties.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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