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

Chapman University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 11, 2013
geo: 
Orange , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Sensitive documents could have been viewed electronically by authenticated users of the on-campus network.  The issue was discovered on February 27. Names, Social Security numbers, student identification numbers, and dates of birth may have been viewed by people who could log into Chapman's system, but shouldn't have been able to access the information.

Source: 
California Attorney General

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, MassMutual Financial Group

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 5, 2013
geo: 
Springfield , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The 401(k) retirement plan information of certain clients was inadvertently exposed when a MassMutual account manager sent an email on May 8.  Names, Social Security numbers, investment elections, and account balances were included in the email.  A third party provider received the email and confirmed that the information was deleted without being saved or copied. The employee who accidentally sent the sensitive email received training on proper security procedures.

Source: 
California Attorney General

DENT Neurological Institute

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 21, 2013
geo: 
Buffalo , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

10,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

DENT Neurological Institute accidentally emailed the private information of more than 10,000 patients.  No sensitive medical files or Social Security numbers were involved.

Source: 
Media

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

Facebook

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 21, 2013
geo: 
Menlo Park , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

6,000,000 (No SSNs or financial information involved)

Facebook discovered a bug that may have allowed unauthorized users to view the personal contact information of Facebook users.  The people who could have used the information would have had some kind of connection to them or some kind of contact information, but users may have thought their email and phone numbers were hidden from these connections.  People who used the Download Your Information (DYI) tool may have been able to access the contact information.  The issue was discovered by an external group of security researches involved with the White Hat program.

Source: 
Media

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