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

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

The Public School Employees' Retirement System

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 15, 2011
geo: 
Harrisburg , PA
United States
Records Breached: 

2,000

About 2,000 pension fund members had their information placed online when an employee accidentally posted an unencrypted file on a public website.  At least one person saw the information.  The date of this error was not reported.  Member names and Social Security numbers were exposed. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 26, 2009
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Records Breached: 

810

Residents who applied for the Massachusetts Commonwealth Solar rebate program had their personal information posted on a government website for 50 minutes.  One user accessed the file during the incident. Names and Social Security numbers were exposed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Texas-Pan American

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 11, 2011
geo: 
Edinburg , TX
United States
Extra Info: 

Those with questions may email infosecurity@utpa.edu.

Records Breached: 

19,276 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

On September 1, 2011, a spreadsheet containing information on 19,276 students was accidentally made accessible from the internet due to a administrative error.  The spreadsheet contained the names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, majors, class or classes, levels, colleges, student ID numbers, and GPAs of students enrolled as of September 1 of 2011.  The problem was corrected on November 2 soon after it was discovered. The spreadsheet had been accessed 15 times by unknown parties between September 1 and November 2.  

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

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