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

Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 1, 2012
geo: 
Soledad , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Sensitive staff information on a database file was found to have been accessible to all SVSP staff.  Staff names, Social Security numbers, phone numbers, addresses, and institutional-position information were exposed.  The breach was discovered on September 26 and it is unclear how long the information was available.

Source: 
California Attorney General

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

Equifax

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 10, 2012
geo: 
Atlanta , GA
United States
Georgia US
Records Breached: 

17,000

Equifax settled charges with the Federal Trade Commission after it was discovered that Equifax Information Services improperly sold lists of consumer data.  People who were late on their mortgage payments had their information sold to firms that should not have received the information and subsequently resold it to other firms.  Equifax agreed to pay nearly $1.6 million to resolve charges that it violated the FTC and Fair Credit Reporting Acts.

Source: 
Media

NECA/IBEW Family Medical Care Plan

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 22, 2013
geo: 
Rockville , MD
United States
Maryland US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

NECA/IBEM Family Medical Care Plan (FMCP) participants received disclosure documents related to benefits coverage and modifications.  The outside of the envelopes in which the documents arrived displayed participant Social Security numbers.

Source: 
California Attorney General

Eastern Illinois University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 24, 2013
geo: 
Charleston , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

430 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

At least 65 students received information about the grade point average of 430 students during early January 2013.  The breach occurred when a spreadsheet that contained the information and the E-number of 430 students was accidentally made available online.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 26, 2013
geo: 
Lubbock , TX
United States
Texas US
Extra Info: 

Patients with questions may call (877) 272-0570.

Records Breached: 

700

An administrative error caused the billing statements of around 700 patients to be sent to the mailing addresses of other patients.  Patient names, account numbers, invoice numbers, charge amounts, dates of service, department and provider names, adjustment amounts, payments from insurance companies, amounts due, and total account balances may have been exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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

General Services Administration (GSA)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 19, 2013
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

GSA users may have been able to view the financial information and trade secrets of other GSA users due to a security vulnerability.  The specific database that was affected is called the System for Award Management (SAM).  Contractor and vendor registration records are cataloged by SAM.  It is not clear how GSA became aware of the issue or how long it was a problem.  Agency officials revealed that users could purposefully or inadvertently view the information of other users after following a series of steps.

Source: 
Media

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