Deo B. Colburn Foundation Scholarship


Location

Lake Placid, NY
United States
44° 16' 46.1676" N, 73° 58' 47.5356" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 4, 2009
geo: 
Lake Placid, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

341

If you received the Deo B. Colburn scholarship for the 2003-04 academic year, your Social Security number may have been made public. Hundreds of Social Security numbers of former students from all over the northern Adirondacks, including Lake Placid, were released onto the Internet, potentially compromising those people's credit and financial status. Information included names, addresses, academic institutions, the amount of money received and Social Security numbers of the scholarship recipients.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Broome Community College


Location

Binghamton, NY
United States
42° 5' 55.2732" N, 75° 55' 4.7064" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 17, 2009
geo: 
Binghamton, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

14,000

Broome Community College, sent out a mailing last week with Social Security number posted prominently on the back cover. The winter/spring 2009 alumni magazine was mailed to 28,000 people, it assumed that less than 14,000 copies had Social Security numbers on the magazine.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Indianapolis Department of Workforce Development


Location

Indianapolis, IN
United States
39° 46' 1.2576" N, 86° 9' 22.518" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 23, 2009
geo: 
Indianapolis, IN
United States
Records Breached: 

4,500

The Department of Workforce Development is notifying approximately 4,500 unemployment recipients concerning the accidental disclosure of their Social Security number to the incorrect employer. The release occurred during the printing of DWD's Statement of Benefit Charges by print vendor, Pitney Bowes Management Services Inc. This form is sent to companies listing those who are collecting unemployment benefits against that employer's account.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Chaminade University


Location

Honolulu, HI
United States
21° 18' 24.9984" N, 157° 51' 29.9988" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 6, 2009
geo: 
Honolulu, HI
United States
Extra Info: 

www.chaminade.edu/infosecure
infosecure@chaminade.edu

Records Breached: 

4,500

Chaminade University inadvertently posted confidential information, including Social Security numbers, of thousands of students, on its Web site for months. An investigation determined the report was placed on obscure -- though publicly accessible -- Web pages because of human error, according to a university news release. The information was accessible for about eight months, although there is no evidence of its use, officials said. The university estimates that personally identifiable data for 4,500 students were in the report.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Wyoming Department of Health


Location

Cheyenne, WY
United States
41° 8' 23.9316" N, 104° 49' 12.8856" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 25, 2010
geo: 
Cheyenne, WY
United States
Records Breached: 

9,000

The personal information of about 9,000 children in the state's children's health insurance program could have been exposed on the Internet. The error resulted in the names, birthdays, Social Security numbers, addresses and phone numbers of Kid Care CHIP participants being accessible on an unsecured Web page for months.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

ING Fund


Location

Amsterdam, NH
Netherlands
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 12, 2010
geo: 
Amsterdam, NH
Netherlands
Records Breached: 

106

Customer information was accessible through a web search from August of 2008 through January of 2010.  The information included names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and account numbers of shareholders in New Hampshire and other locations.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Avalon Center


Location

Cheektowaga, NY
United States
42° 54' 12.2112" N, 78° 45' 17.1144" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 2, 2010
geo: 
Cheektowaga, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Sensitive medical information was dumped outside of a DMV office. The medical information came from a eating disorder clinic that had recently closed. Patient information such as medical treatment and Social Security number was exposed. It is unknown how the information ended up in the dumpster.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Alcoa Global Mobility Group


Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.6708" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 15, 2010
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An electronic folder containing personal information on current and former expatriates and others who received assistance from Alcoa's Global Mobility Group was shared as a public folder within its network.  The personal information included names, dates of birth, family members' names and dates of birth, salary compensation, Social Security numbers, and some people's medical information.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

California Department of Health Care Services


Location

Sacramento, CA
United States
38° 34' 53.6592" N, 121° 29' 39.84" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 9, 2010
geo: 
Sacramento, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

5,000 (No reports of SSNs or financial information)

The California Department of Health Care Services released confidential and identifying information about HIV positive Medi-Cal recipients to a third party service provider.  A network of organizations have deemed this action illegal and unauthorized.  A letter was sent by the network asking for an explanation of how this happened and reassurance that it will not happen again.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

CVS


Location

Woonsocket, RI
United States
42° 0' 10.3536" N, 71° 30' 53.2224" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 21, 2005
geo: 
Woonsocket, RI
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

CASPIAN, a consumer privacy group, notified CVS of a security hole that allowed people to access information about purchases made by customers who used a CVS Corp. loyalty card. Anyone with someone's card number, zip code and the first three letters of the customer's last name could have a list of recent purchases sent to an email account. The company removed Internet access to the information. Fifty million loyalty cards have been issued.

Source: 
Dataloss DB
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