Spotsylvania County

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 6, 2012
geo: 
Spotsylvania , VA
United States
Virginia US
Records Breached: 

4,289

An employee discovered that it was possible to access current and former employee W-2 forms online via a Google search.  The W-2 form contained employee name, Social Security number, address, earnings, and taxes paid for 2009 and 2010.  The discovery was made on December 23 of 2011. 

Source: 
Media

University of Alabama

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 2, 2011
geo: 
Tuscaloosa , AL
United States
Alabama US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On October 26, students who had at least one failing midterm grade during the Fall 2011 semester received an email from the office of the assistant dean of students.  The email, which informed students of their grade, was not blind copied.  Each email recipient could see the email addresses of other students who received the email.  No other information was exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Motorola Mobility, Inc.

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 3, 2012
geo: 
Libertyville , IL
United States
Illinois US
Extra Info: 

Customers who purchased a refurbished Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi tablet from Woot.com between October and December 2011 are encouraged to visit motorola.com/xoomreturn or to call Motorola Mobility Customer Support at 1-800-734-5870 (Option 1) in order to determine if their tablet is affected.

Records Breached: 

100 (Unknown number of financial records and SSNs involved)

Approximately 100 out of a batch of 6,200 refurbished Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi tablets were sent to new customers without being completely wiped by Motorola.  The affected tablets were resold by Woot.com between October and December 2011.  Previous owners may have stored user names, passwords, email addresses, videos, photographs, and documents on the tablets.  There is also a possibility that any password-protected sites and applications could be accessed by people who bought the device refurbished.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Valencia College

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 7, 2012
geo: 
Orlando , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

9,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An Excel spreadsheet with student names, addresses, dates of birth, and college ID's was listed online on a password-protected website.  The password protection eventually expired and anyone could access the information online.  Valencia College hired an unnamed contractor to create a custom page for prospective students to communicate with the college.  The contractor then hired an unnamed sub-contractor to work on some of the website.The breach can be linked to that unnamed sub-contractor.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Molina Healthcare of California

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 6, 2012
geo: 
Long Beach , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

11,081 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An unauthorized disclosure of paper documents occurred on January 31, 2011.  The breach may have affected records that date from September 23, 2009 through October 18, 2011. No further details are available.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Sequoia Hospital, Towers Watson

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 27, 2012
geo: 
San Mateo , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

391

An employee of Towers Watson posted unspecified personal information of current and former Sequoia Hospital employees online in October of 2007.  Towers Watson is a Sequoia Hospital contractor.  The types of information that were posted were not disclosed, but full names and Social Security numbers were included.  The information remained online until December 2 of 2011.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Naperville Unit District 203

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 28, 2012
geo: 
Naperville , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

101 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The report cards of 101 high school students were accidentally sent to the person listed as their emergency contact.  A vendor made an unauthorized change to the computer program that generates report cards.  If a parent had a high school student attending the district and was listed as an emergency contact for another high school student, then they received two report cards.  Parent names were listed on the report cards of each student, but parents listed as emergency contacts mistakenly received the report cards anyway. No Social Security numbers were exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Security Savings Systems, Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 3, 2012
geo: 
New Cumberland , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Records Breached: 

2,038

A printing error caused thousands of taxpayers to receive 1099-G forms from 2011 with the Social Security number and tax refund of another taxpayer.  The mistake occurred because the company was trying to conserve paper.  The forms were supposed to be cut below a certain point, but the bottom half remained attached.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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
North Carolina US
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

University of Florida

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 22, 2012
geo: 
Gainesville , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

719

People who had an unclaimed check or refund from the University of Florida had their Social Security numbers posted on Florida's Unclaimed Property website.  The information had been posted in July of 2005 and is from debts prior to that time, but had been posted through January 12, 2012.  The University submitted its Annual Unclaimed Property Report to the Florida State Department of Financial Services.  The state accidentally posted the Social Security numbers in addition to the usual information.  The University of Florida was the only entity affected by the mistake.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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