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
Florida US
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
Tennessee US
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
New York US
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
North Carolina US
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

Saint Mary's Hospital, Naugatuck Valley Community College

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 23, 2012
geo: 
Waterbury , CT
United States
Connecticut US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A Naugatuck Valley Community College instructor used patient X-rays from St. Mary's Hospital to teach radiology technology.  The instructor obtained the X-rays by using his Saint Mary's employee login to access medical records.  The X-rays were used without permission and contained patient names, dates of birth, and physician notes.  The instructor told students not to disclose the practice.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Cornell University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 2, 2012
geo: 
Ithaca , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

2,000

Names and Social Security numbers of people associated with Cornell were publicly available for five days.  The information was on a computer in Cornell's athletics department and was accidentally placed online from September 5, 2012 until September 10, 2012.

Source: 
Media

Western Connecticut State University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 30, 2012
geo: 
Danbury , CT
United States
Connecticut US
Records Breached: 

235,000

A computer vulnerability allowed the information of students, student families, and other people affiliated with the University to be exposed. The records covered a 13 year period and included Social Security numbers.  High school students who had associations with the University may have had their SAT scores exposed as well.  The issue existed between April 2009 and September 2012.  

Source: 
Media

Sonoma Valley Hospital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 24, 2013
geo: 
Sonoma , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

1,350 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An employee error caused patient information from surgeries to appear on the internet.  Names, dates of service, procedures, surgeons, hospital charges, and names of insurance companies were accidentally uploaded.  The breach occurred on February 14 and was discovered on April 17.  

UPDATE (07/10/2013): Surgical services covering information from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 was posted on the Sonoma Valley Hospital website.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg LP

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 18, 2013
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Bloomberg News reporters were able to monitor clients' usage of data terminals leased from Bloomberg LP.  Goldman Sachs is one of the companies that has complained publicly while JP Morgan Chase, the Federal Reserve, and the United States Treasury Department have started investigations. It is unclear how many other organizations may have been affected.  

Source: 
Media

Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Shreveport, Siemens Healthcare

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 17, 2013
geo: 
Shreveport , LA
United States
Louisiana US
Extra Info: 

Those with questions may call (888) 824-0379 or (318) 675-7550.

Records Breached: 

8,330 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A computer data entry error resulted in a mailing error that exposed patient information.  The names and treatment information of certain patients were mistakenly mailed to other patients.  No Social Security numbers, dates of birth, or financial account numbers were exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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