Columbia University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 30, 2012
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

3,500

A programmer erroneously saved an internal test file onto a public server in January 2010.  Current and former employees had their names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and bank account numbers available on the internet from January 2010 until April of 2012.  A total of 3,000 current and former employees were affected, but an additional 500 sole proprietors were also affected.  It appears that the file was not accessed at anytime between January 2010 and March 10, 2012.  

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Nordstrom Bank, Nordstrom fsb

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 7, 2012
geo: 
Centennial , CO
United States
Colorado US
Extra Info: 

Those who wish to receive a new account number may call 1-800-749-9733.

Records Breached: 

2,457

A total of 2,457 Nordstrom fsb customers in California were affected by a mailing error caused by an administrative error.  Cardholder statements, replacement credit cards, or other correspondence were mistakenly sent to addresses other than those of intended cardholders. The issue was discovered on June 7 and was the result of an attempt to reformat addresses to U.S. Postal Service standards.  Those who were affected were notified in June and July.

Source: 
California Attorney General

CQ Roll Call, The Economist Group, Bloomberg

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 9, 2012
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A group of former CQ employees were able to continue using log-ins and passwords to access sensitive information from The Economist Group after they left.  CQ Roll Call is owned by The Economist Group.  Many or all of the former CQ employees accessed the information while employed at Bloomberg.  Bloomberg has already paid an unspecified amount to The Economist Group as compensation for the unauthorized access incident or incidents.  It is not clear what type of information was exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Alicare, National Retirement Fund

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 13, 2012
geo: 
White Plains , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A mailing error caused the Social Security numbers of National Retirement Fund participants to be printed on the outside of a mailed envelope.  Names and mailing addresses were also exposed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Valley National Bank, American Stock Transfer and Trust Company, LLC

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 14, 2012
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A mailing error caused 1099 forms to be sent to the wrong addresses on January 17, 2012.  Names, tax identification numbers, and addresses were exposed because incorrect or multiple addresses were printed on the forms.  Information on stock dividends and phone numbers was also exposed.  The error was discovered when some of the forms were returned by the post office as undeliverable.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Eaton Vance Management

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 8, 2012
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A mailing error caused the Social Security numbers of some employees to be visible through the window of mailed envelopes. The employee stock and tax documents were mailed on January 25, 2011 and notification was posted on February 6.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

David Yurman (Yurman Design, Inc.)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 7, 2012
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Yurman mailed some 1099 forms to the wrong addresses.  Names, tax information, and Social Security numbers were exposed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Rhode Island

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 27, 2012
geo: 
Kingston , RI
United States
Rhode Island US
Extra Info: 

The University of Rhode Island released a notice on their website herehttp://www.uri.edu/datanotice/

Records Breached: 

1,000

Students and faculty who were associated with the University of Rhode island after April of 2007 may have had their personal information exposed.  The information was placed on a server that was not set-up or intended to be used for storing sensitive information.  The information was on the College of Business Administration's computer server and included names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, hire year, rank, and limited compensation information.  The information was discovered to be publicly accessible on July 31.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

John Stewart Company (JSCo)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 23, 2012
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A set of internal emails were sent to various JSCo employees on August 7 and August 13.  The emails contained the names, Social Security numbers, and in some cases, dates of birth of other employees.  Employees were instructed to delete the email upon discovery.  

Source: 
California Attorney General

South Bend Community School Corporation

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 22, 2012
geo: 
South Bend , IN
United States
Indiana US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A computer glitch that occurred when the district changed its student management systems caused some employee Social Security numbers to be exposed.  The numbers could only be seen by other employees who were being trained on the new computer program.  Employees were notified of the breach.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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