Town Council of Chapel Hill

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 2, 2012
geo: 
Chapel Hill , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 

12

A licensed clinical social worked accidentally attached confidential client information to an email that was forwarded to town council colleagues. A copy of her and her husband's 2011 income tax returns was also in the email. The email automatically became available to the public and the error was noticed nearly a week later.  Unfortunately, the email was also forwarded a second time to a public account.  Consequently, the information was publicly available for a week.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Rite Aid Corporation

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 27, 2012
geo: 
Camp Hill , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A customer using RiteAid's mobile app to check a prescription noticed that he was able to access the names, addresses, and prescription records of other customers.  The customer was able to identify some of the problems by using his computer science background.  He noticed there was no secure login tied to web service calls made from the smartphone application.  The customer was able to correspond with several RiteAid representatives and RiteAid began to address some of the security concerns.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Northstar Healthcare

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 18, 2012
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

170 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An email that was sent to patients displayed the names of all patients who received the email.  The email was sent to patients being treated for HIV or AIDS and inadvertently revealed names and HIV status.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

City of Ocoee

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 6, 2012
geo: 
Ocoee , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

350

Over 350 city workers had their information posted on a public server in January.  An employee inadvertently uploaded the sensitive information to a public domain server as part of an annual audit.  Names, Social Security numbers, salaries, and addresses were exposed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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