Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare (PBH), Alamance-Caswell LME (AC LME)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 25, 2012
geo: 
Concord , NC
United States
Records Breached: 

50,000

A miscommunication caused AC LME to lose access to servers containing sensitive health information.  An Alamance County employee mistakenly changed a lock on the facility that housed data servers for AC LME.  It appears that AC LME forgot to inform the county that AC LME was extending a contract for server maintenance.  Former consumers of AC LME, including those who became PBH consumers on October 1, 2011, may have had their personal health information stored on these servers.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.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
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
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

United States Postal Service (USPS)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 12, 2011
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
Records Breached: 

5,400 (No full credit card numbers or SSNs revealed)

A customer logged onto her USPS online store account and was able to see the name, address, and the final four digits of another customer's credit card number.  The customer alerted the USPS customer service, but was told that the error had already been noted. On October 28, USPS became aware that a coding issue during an update had resulted in an error that exposed credit card information.  Customers were notified of the problem on November 8.  The error was subsequently fixed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Jefferson County Public Schools

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 15, 2011
geo: 
Louisville , KY
United States
Records Breached: 

6,500 (No SSNs or financial information exposed)

Around 6,500 ACT Explore test results for 8th graders were mailed to incorrect addresses.  The breach was discovered when parents began calling the district.  Parents were asked to shred the tests.  The exact cause of the mailing error is unknown.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Department of Veterans Affairs, Ancestry.com

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 20, 2012
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
Records Breached: 

2,200

VA officials gave veteran Social Security numbers, names, and possibly other information to Ancestry.com in March of 2011 in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the genealogy site.  The records should have only contained the information of deceased veterans, but instead contained the information of over 2,200 living veterans. The information was then posted in 2011 and taken down in January of 2012.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

MassBay Community College

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 23, 2011
geo: 
Wellesley , MA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A glitch allowed nearly 400 workers from 2002 to 2011 to view the personal information of any employees in MassBay's worker database system.  The information included Social security numbers, home addresses, and other personnel information. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Skagit County Health Department

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 26, 2011
geo: 
Mount Vernon , WA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A student ran a Google search on her own name in mid-September and discovered some of her private information online.  Skagit County Health Department was notified.  People who used services at other county departments also had information exposed.  The types of information did not include credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, or addresses, but did include information from receipts for department services.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Sitka Wellness Center, EMR4Doctors.com

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 23, 2011
geo: 
Sitka , AK
United States
Extra Info: 

Concerned patients may call (907) 747-2726.

Records Breached: 

566

A patient discovered their own personal information and that of 565 others online.  Patient names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and dates of birth were exposed.  A chiropractor from the Sitka Wellness Center claims that an electornic medical record software vendor known as EMR4Doctors.com stored the patient information for 9 months in 2008.  The company stopped doing business in 2009.  The information was removed from the Internet.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Brownsville Independent School District

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 13, 2011
geo: 
Brownsville , TX
United States
Extra Info: 

Affected employees may call (965) 548-8061.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Brownsville ISD discovered that a number of employees had their names, Social Security numbers, disability plan information, and salary information available on a publicly accessible website.  Employees who were enrolled for disability insurance had their information posted in April 2011 on the Employee Benefits/Risk Management website. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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