Brigham Young University (BYU)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 13, 2012
geo: 
Provo , UT
United States
Utah US
Records Breached: 

1,300 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A staff member of the University Advisement Center at BYU accidentally included a complete list of international student names, email addresses, phone numbers, and student ID numbers in an email notification about a career workshop.  BYU immediately apologized for the error and noted that all of the student information except for student ID numbers could easily be found in the BYU directory.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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

Wisconsin Department of Revenue

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 24, 2012
geo: 
Madison , WI
United States
Wisconsin US
Records Breached: 

110,795

An annual sales report contained the Social Security and tax identification numbers of people and businesses who sold property in Wisconsin in 2011.  The report was available online between April 5, 2012 and July 23, 2012 and meant for real estate professionals.  The report was accessed a total of 138 times before being taken down.  Sensitive seller information was in an an embedded file included in an Microsoft Access file which showed sales data.

Source: 
Media

Savannah River Site (SRS)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 20, 2013
geo: 
Aiken , SC
United States
South Carolina US
Records Breached: 

12,000

A security breach allowed access to the personal records of at least 12,000 SRS workers.  The breach does not appear to be the result of a cyber attack.  Workers may have had financial information exposed.

Source: 
Media

State of California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 24, 2012
geo: 
Sacramento , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Those who were affected may call DHCS at (855) 297-5064.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Beneficiary Identification Cards (BICs) were mailed to the wrong recipients between December 10 and December 18.  A computer programming error caused the BICs of children being moved from Healthy Families program enrollment to Medi-Cal enrollment to be sent to households of other Medi-Cal and Healthy Families participants.  Names, Client Index Numbers, dates of birth, genders, and card issue dates were exposed.  People who received incorrect cards were instructed to return them.  Stamped envelopes that were addressed to DHCS were sent out with breach notifications. 

Source: 
California Attorney General

Western University of Health Sciences

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 18, 2012
geo: 
Pomona , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Western University of Health Sciences' BanWeb Self-Service Federal Work Study reports were accessible to people who used BanWeb with a Western University of Health Sciences user ID and password.  The reports contained names, Social Security numbers, and direct deposit bank account information in some cases. The information was available for an unspecified amount of time. Western University of Health Sciences conducted an investigation and reported that there was no reason to believe sensitive information was accessed by unauthorized BanWeb users.

Source: 
California Attorney General

New Jersey Department of Health

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 19, 2012
geo: 
Trenton , NJ
United States
New Jersey US
Records Breached: 

480 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Over 480 registered medical marijuana patients received an email from the New Jersey Department of Health.  The email instructed them not to call New Jersey or the dispensary in Montclair to make an appointment.  The email did not hide the email addresses of the recipients.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

California Department of Healthcare Services

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 5, 2012
geo: 
Sacramento , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Those who may have been affected may call 1-855-297-5064 for assistance from DHCS.

Records Breached: 

14,000

Names and Social Security numbers were discovered on the website of the Department of Health Care Services.  People who sent their information in order to become a provider of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) may have had their information exposed online between November 5, 2012 and November 20.  The issue was discovered on November 14 and was not fully addressed until November 20.  

Source: 
California Attorney General

WestCoast Children's Clinic

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 29, 2012
geo: 
Oakland , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A referral document containing sensitive information was accidentally sent in an email to an unauthorized recipient.  Patient names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and health concerns were sent to a county social worker. The county social worker deleted the sensitive email and any other existing copies of the document were securely deleted from the network.  

Source: 
California Attorney General

Chicago Board of Elections Commissioners

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 13, 2012
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

1,200 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The sensitive information of Chicago voters was exposed online due to a mistake by the election authority. A database that included names, the last four digits of Social Security numbers, addresses, and drivers license numbers was accidentally placed online in a publicly accessible place.  Only people who applied to work for the board in Chicago polling places on Election Day were determined to have been affected.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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