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

University of Georgia (UGA)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 10, 2011
geo: 
Athens , GA
United States
Georgia US
Records Breached: 

18,931

A data file that contained employment information such as names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, dates of employment, gender, race, home phone numbers, and addresses was accidentally placed on a publicly available web server. The information was available from 2008 until 2011. Faculty and staff who worked at UGA in 2002 were affected.

Source: 
Media

Compete Inc

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 22, 2012
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Compete Inc. reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission regarding the collection of consumer information. Compete agreed to obtain end users' consent before collecting future online browsing data.  Compete will also delete or anonymize consumer data already collected and provide direction for removing tracking software installed on the computers of those who had their data collected.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program and Technical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 28, 2012
geo: 
West Covina , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A sensitive document was accidentally attached to an email that was sent to students.  The attachment contained names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, student attendance information, and information regarding their program.  The email was intended to inform students about open positions.

Source: 
California Attorney General

Reyes Beverage Group

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 4, 2013
geo: 
Rosemont , IL
United States
Illinois US
Extra Info: 

Those with questions may call Reyes Holdings Ethics Hotline at (888) 295-6392 or email ethicshotline@reyesholdings.com

Records Breached: 

Unknown

A report containing the names and Social Security numbers of a group of Reyes Beverage Group's California employees was accidentally sent to the personal email address of an employee of Reinhart Foodservice.  Reinhart Foodservice is a Reyes Holdings company as well.  It is unclear how the email was accidentally sent and why it ended up in the personal email of an employee at a different division.

Source: 
California Attorney General

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

Police Department of Littleton, Massachusetts

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 30, 2013
geo: 
Littleton , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

100

A police activity log for the period of January 7 through January 13 was published on the Littleton department's website. Someone forgot to remove personal details from the log and the sensitive information was available online for 10 days.  Names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and addresses, were available between January 14 and January 24.

Source: 
Media

The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Unisys

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 4, 2013
geo: 
Newark , NJ
United States
New Jersey US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An administrative error resulted in documents with sensitive information from Unisys members being emailed to an incorrect party associated with Unisys. The mistake occurred on December 13, 2012.  The document may have contained names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and salary information. The mistake was immediately noticed by the recipient and the information was deleted from their computer.

Source: 
California Attorney General

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