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

Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Mid Continent Credit Servies, Inc. (Blue Sky Credit), BrickWire LLC

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 4, 2011
geo: 
Lawrence , KS
United States
Extra Info: 

Those with questions may call 785-505-4945 or email lmhcompllance@lmh.org.

Records Breached: 

10,000

A breach of a website hosted by BrickWire LLC resulted in the exposure of patient names, phone numbers, email addresses, health care providers, payment amounts, dates of payment, credit card information and checking account information.  Lawrence Memorial Hospital's vendor Blue Sky Credit used BrickWire LLC for the online bill-pay service offered to Lawrence Memorial's patients.  The personal and financial information of patients who paid through the website was accidentally made available on the Internet between September 20, 2011 and October 28, 2011. 

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Pan American Games

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 24, 2011
Extra Info: 

This breach pertains to a website that was overseen by the Guadalajara (Mexico) 2011 Organizing Committee. No location is listed.

Records Breached: 

1,400 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An anonymous tipster alerted reporters to a breach that allowed the personal information of journalists covering the Pan American Games to be viewed.  The tipster claimed that reporter names, dates of birth, the first five digits of passports, photos, family numbers, and addresses were accessible.  Reporters from across the Americas were affected.  The Guadalajara 2011 Organizing Committee stated that they had deleted the personal information from their database after the discovery.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Department of Education

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 27, 2011
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
Records Breached: 

5,000

As many as 5,000 users of the Department of Education's website may have had their information viewed by other users who logged in to the website.  The breach lasted for six to seven minutes and exposed Social Security numbers and other student information.  The site was shut down and examined for 48 hours after the incident.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Wells Fargo

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 20, 2011
geo: 
Jacksonville , FL
United States
Extra Info: 

Customers in South Carolina were also affected.

Customers with questions may call 1-800-869-3557.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

A mailing error exposed customer bank account information to other customers.  Pages from other customer accounts which included bank account numbers, balances, and transactions were accidentally mailed to other customers in September paper statements.  The error was caused by a printer malfunction.  Wells Fargo temporarily took the printer out of service after the breach was discovered.  At least 50 customers noticed the problem.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

State of Tennessee Sponsored Group Health Plan

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 3, 2011
geo: 
Nashville , Tennessee
Records Breached: 

1,770

State employees who canceled their health or dental insurance had their information mailed to the wrong address in October.  Each mailing included a certificate containing the information of the recipient and three other letters aimed at other members of the plan.  Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, employee ID numbers, and healthcare insurance coverage dates were exposed. The error was discovered on October 6, 2011.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Bright Directions College Savings Program, Illinois State Treasurer's Office

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 16, 2011
geo: 
Springfield , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

36,000

A mailing error led to the Social Security numbers of over 36,000 people to be visible from the outside of envelopes mailed in October.  Those who were enrolled in the Illinois Treasurer's Office Bright Directions college savings program were affected.

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

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