Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 7, 2012
geo: 
Portland , ME
United States
Records Breached: 

180

Around 180 people who were arrested between August 27 and September 4 of 2012 had their Social Security numbers exposed by an administrative error. A new software update intended to automatically post regular arrest lists on the department's Facebook page and distribute them to media outlets also released Social Security numbers of those who were arrested. The error was discovered within 45 minutes, but between 70 and 50 individuals accessed the information during that time.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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
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

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
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

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 6, 2012
geo: 
Steamboat Springs , CO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A former employee received W-2 information of current and former employees.  Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, payroll information, and other W-2 information were accidentally emailed to the former employee.  The former employee immediately notified the human resources department and confirmed that the information had not been mishandled.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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
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

New York State Comptroller's Office, New York State Assembly

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

300

The New York state Comptroller's Office accidentally released the personal information of over 300 current and former state lawmakers and their staff.  The information was intended to fulfill a reporter's request for per diem payments collected by lawmakers.  The information was posted in a spreadsheet online. The Social Security numbers were accessible on hidden pages within the spreadsheet; though they were initially believed to be hidden from public view. The private information was available for less than a day.

Source: 
Media

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

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