Contra Costa County

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 3, 2011
geo: 
Martinez , CA
United States
Extra Info: 

Patients with questions may call (925)-957-7400.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Residents who owed money to the county health department had their names inadvertently published in a public document.  The names were published in a report to the Board of Supervisors dated July 27, 2010.  The error was discovered at the end of November, 2011.  No patient information was exposed, but the publication of the names in the report constitutes a breach of patient confidentiality laws.  The information was removed from the online report.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

The College of New Jersey

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 30, 2011
geo: 
Ewing , NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

12,815 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The College's On-Campus Student Employment System had a vulnerability that allowed student applicants to see the personal information of other students.  A student applicant notified the College of the problem on November 2 after seeing the information of 12 other students.  The system flaw was fixed within hours, but no duration was given for the breach.

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

Virginia Department of General Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 23, 2011
geo: 
Richmond , VA
United States
Records Breached: 

639

Social Security numbers, tax identification numbers, and other types of personal information were exposed on the Virginia Department of General Services website since 2001.  The database was not accessible via search engines, but an employee discovered that the information could be found by anyone doing a focused search on the actual website.  The information was removed after the discovery.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Department of Social Services Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 3, 2012
geo: 
Hartford , CT
United States
Records Breached: 

130

A subpoena by the Department of Social Services revealed the names and Social Security numbers of multiple people.  The subpoena was in response to reports that state employees had engaged in food stamp fraud.  Instead of separate subpoenas for each individual, a sheet with 40 names and a sheet with 90 names were sent.  This allowed state employees who are under investigation to learn that their fellow employees were under investigation, as well as their Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Media

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) of Connecticut

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 24, 2012
geo: 
Bloomfield , CT
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

in November of 2009, a customer discovered that spreadsheet with current and former MetLife customer information had been posted online.  MetLife corrected the problem after being notified by the customer and provided two years of credit monitoring and identity theft insurance to customers who had been affected by the breach.  The type of information exposed in the spreadsheet and the length of time it was available online were not revealed.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Wakulla County School Board

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 10, 2011
geo: 
Crawfordville , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

2,400

The information of 2,400 students in grades four through ten was accidentally posted online.  A parent discovered the breach after searching their child's name.  The student's FCAT scores and Social Security number appeared on a public site.  The cause of the unintended disclosure was not reported.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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