State of California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 24, 2012
geo: 
Sacramento , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Those who were affected may call DHCS at (855) 297-5064.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Beneficiary Identification Cards (BICs) were mailed to the wrong recipients between December 10 and December 18.  A computer programming error caused the BICs of children being moved from Healthy Families program enrollment to Medi-Cal enrollment to be sent to households of other Medi-Cal and Healthy Families participants.  Names, Client Index Numbers, dates of birth, genders, and card issue dates were exposed.  People who received incorrect cards were instructed to return them.  Stamped envelopes that were addressed to DHCS were sent out with breach notifications. 

Source: 
California Attorney General

Western University of Health Sciences

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 18, 2012
geo: 
Pomona , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Western University of Health Sciences' BanWeb Self-Service Federal Work Study reports were accessible to people who used BanWeb with a Western University of Health Sciences user ID and password.  The reports contained names, Social Security numbers, and direct deposit bank account information in some cases. The information was available for an unspecified amount of time. Western University of Health Sciences conducted an investigation and reported that there was no reason to believe sensitive information was accessed by unauthorized BanWeb users.

Source: 
California Attorney General

New Jersey Department of Health

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 19, 2012
geo: 
Trenton , NJ
United States
New Jersey US
Records Breached: 

480 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Over 480 registered medical marijuana patients received an email from the New Jersey Department of Health.  The email instructed them not to call New Jersey or the dispensary in Montclair to make an appointment.  The email did not hide the email addresses of the recipients.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

California Department of Healthcare Services

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 5, 2012
geo: 
Sacramento , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Those who may have been affected may call 1-855-297-5064 for assistance from DHCS.

Records Breached: 

14,000

Names and Social Security numbers were discovered on the website of the Department of Health Care Services.  People who sent their information in order to become a provider of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) may have had their information exposed online between November 5, 2012 and November 20.  The issue was discovered on November 14 and was not fully addressed until November 20.  

Source: 
California Attorney General

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

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

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

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 12, 2012
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
Extra Info: 

An official notice was posted here:http://www.eric.ed.gov/pdf_availability.html

Those wishing to access a specific PDF should email ERICRequests@ed.gov.  

Records Breached: 

Unknown

ERIC began an effort to remove personally identifiable information from their full text documents in August of 2012.  The information had been publicly available through other means, but it was appearing more frequently in internet searches and becoming easier to access because of web advances.  Access to many full text documents on ERIC's database was temporarily disabled. Every document will be checked for personally identifiable information before being restored. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 7, 2012
geo: 
Portland , ME
United States
Maine US
Records Breached: 

180

Around 180 people who were arrested between August 27 and September 4 of 2012 had their Social Security numbers exposed by an administrative error. A new software update intended to automatically post regular arrest lists on the department's Facebook page and distribute them to media outlets also released Social Security numbers of those who were arrested. The error was discovered within 45 minutes, but between 70 and 50 individuals accessed the information during that time.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 6, 2012
geo: 
Steamboat Springs , CO
United States
Colorado US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A former employee received W-2 information of current and former employees.  Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, payroll information, and other W-2 information were accidentally emailed to the former employee.  The former employee immediately notified the human resources department and confirmed that the information had not been mishandled.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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