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

Lifeline (Federal Communications Commission), TerraCom Inc., YourTel America Inc.

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 21, 2013
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
Extra Info: 

TerraCom customers who have questions may call 1-855-297-0243.

Records Breached: 

127,000 (44,000 Social Security numbers exposed)

Around 44,000 application forms and 127,000 supporting documents for Lifeline were posted online.  Lifeline is a federal program that provides discount internet and phone service for low-income Americans.  Information such as name, Social Security number, scans of food-stamp cards, driver's licenses, tax records, pay stubs, and parole letters was available online. the information had been available since at least March and was removed April 26.

Source: 
Media

Coinbase

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 10, 2013
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A flaw in Coinbase's systems cause the information of some merchants to be exposed.  Any merchant who created a "buy now" button, donate button, or hosted a payment page using Coinbase's Merchant Tools and posted a public link to it online had the page publicly visible on the internet.  The page contained the company name, website, phone number, email address, and mailing address.  Additionally, anyone could search for public Coinbase merchant payment pages and collect the email addresses of merchants.

Source: 
Media

DENT Neurologic Institute of Amherst

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 16, 2013
geo: 
Amherst , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

10,200 (No SSNs or financial information exposed)

An administrative error led to the personal information of 10,200 patients being emailed to 200 patients.  Names, addresses, date of last appointment, visit type, primary care physician, referring physician, email addresses, and whether or not the patient was actively receiving treatment were in an Excel attachment of an email that was sent to unspecified parties. The recipients were called and instructed to delete the email.

Source: 
Media

City of Berkeley

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

11,000

A media group who regularly collects public employee salary and benefit information released Social Security numbers after they were mistakenly included in a file that the City of Berkeley provided.  The information was sent by Berkeley in March and the mistake was discovered in early April.  Around 2,000 active staff members and 9,000 retirees were affected.  mistakenly released the Social Security numbers of the employees as well.  

Source: 
Media

Regional Medical Center

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 11, 2013
geo: 
Memphis , TN
United States
Tennessee US
Extra Info: 

Those with questions may call 1-855-716-3627 for more information.

Records Breached: 

1,200 

Some patients who were treated at an outpatient facility between May 1 of 2012 and January 31 of 2013 had their information attached to emails that went out to an unspecified organization or organizations.  Three emails that were not secure were sent on October 29 and November 1 of 2012 and February 4, 2013.  Patient names, Social Security numbers, account numbers, dates of birth, home phone numbers, and reasons for outpatient physical therapy services may have been exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Town of Brookhaven

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 6, 2013
geo: 
Brookhaven , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

78

A law enforcement employee made a clerical error that caused the Social Security numbers of 78 ambulance workers and beneficiaries to be available on the town website for five days.  The information was accidentally attached to a resolution.  A very similar error had occurred before and this one was caused by a failure to click on the "no public access" check box in the computer system to privatize the information.

Source: 
Media

Florida Department of Health

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 14, 2013
geo: 
Tallahassee
Florida
United States
US
Records Breached: 

3,300 (No Social Security Numbers reported)

Information on personal drug prescriptions from the Florida Department of Health somehow ended up in the hands of prosecution lawyers.  Names, addresses, phone numbers, pharmacies, and drug dosages were obtained by lawyers involved in six prescription-drug fraud cases. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida began an investigation into how the records were exposed.

Source: 
Media

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