Department of Health and Human Services Maine

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 19, 2012
geo: 
Augusta , ME
United States
Records Breached: 

79

A computer system glitch caused the personal information of public assistance applicants to be sent to random addresses in the department's system.  The error occurred in December, but was not noticed until June.  Multiple rounds of forms had been mailed out by that time.  A total of 31 forms contained the Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, and other information of 79 household members.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 13, 2012
geo: 
Brooklyn , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Mail packages containing the beneficiary statements of certain shareholders for the year of 2011 were mailed to incorrect addresses on April 2, 2012.  The statements contained names, tax identification numbers of the intended shareholders, and addresses.  Shareholders of a single, unnamed issuer that used American Stock Transfer as a sub-transfer agent most likely had their information mailed to a different shareholder than the shareholder listed on the beneficiary statement.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Alabama - Birmingham (UAB)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 25, 2012
geo: 
Birmingham , AL
United States
Extra Info: 

Former students with questions may call 1-855-822-8510 or email info-help@uab.edu.

Records Breached: 

8,000

People who were undergraduate students at UAB between 1995 and 2006 may have had their information accessed online.  The information included Social Security numbers and academic records.  It was accidentally made available on a publicly accessible server for an unspecified amount of time.  The breach was discovered on March 27. 

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Groupon

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 2, 2012
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

170 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An ongoing flaw in Groupon's email link encryption exposes the emails of some Groupon users when specific terms are added into Google searches of Groupon's site.  Groupon believes that the problem is caused by users publicly pasting their Groupon deals online.  Groupon is working on a solution to exclude the results.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

University of Florida

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 2, 2012
geo: 
Gainesville , FL
United States
Extra Info: 

The University of Florida maintains a page with their privacy breach incidents herehttp://privacy.ufl.edu/

Records Breached: 

220

The information of former students and applicants was available online.  Former students and applicants who signed up for a roommate service online through Levin College of Law in the early 2000s had their Social Security numbers exposed.  The breach was discovered in May of 2012; the College of Law stopped using the software for the roommate service in the mid-2000s. Former students and applicants were mailed notifications on June 25.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Wilson County School District

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 8, 2012
geo: 
Wilson , TN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The names and schools of students who met with graduation coaches, as well as their reasons for meeting were not completely removed from distributed meeting materials.  

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 12, 2012
geo: 
Bethpage , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

86,000

An employee accidentally posted data onto a file transfer protocol site that was not secure on May 3.  The data contained customer VISA debit card names, addresses, dates of birth, card expiration dates and checking and savings account numbers.  The error was discovered on June 3. The data was accessed, but there was no evidence of identity theft or fraud as of June 12.  New cards were issued to 25% of the affected members and the remaining members will have their affected cards deactivated on June 30.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

BlueCross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 25, 2012
geo: 
Durham , NC
United States
Records Breached: 

100

A mailing software error caused the private information of current and former Blue Cross Blue Shield members to be mailed to other members.  The error was discovered on April 12.  The records were more than 10 years old and included patient names, Social Security numbers, type of medical care received, and other protected health information.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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
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

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 13, 2012
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Extra Info: 

Memorial Sloan-Kettering's statement about the breach is posted on their website and can be found here.

Records Breached: 

880 (Unknown number of SSNs)

A routine check for sensitive information by Memorial Sloan-Kettering revealed that a PowerPoint presentation that was posted on two medical professional websites in 2006 contained embedded private information.  The information included patient names, phone numbers, addresses, and in some cases, Social Security numbers.  Anyone who accessed and manipulated the PowerPoint presentation could have viewed the information that was used to create certain graphs.  A total of five PowerPoint files contained sensitive information.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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