New York State Comptroller's Office, New York State Assembly

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 13, 2012
geo: 
Albany , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

300

The New York state Comptroller's Office accidentally released the personal information of over 300 current and former state lawmakers and their staff.  The information was intended to fulfill a reporter's request for per diem payments collected by lawmakers.  The information was posted in a spreadsheet online. The Social Security numbers were accessible on hidden pages within the spreadsheet; though they were initially believed to be hidden from public view. The private information was available for less than a day.

Source: 
Media

Wisconsin Department of Revenue

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 24, 2012
geo: 
Madison , WI
United States
Records Breached: 

110,795

An annual sales report contained the Social Security and tax identification numbers of people and businesses who sold property in Wisconsin in 2011.  The report was available online between April 5, 2012 and July 23, 2012 and meant for real estate professionals.  The report was accessed a total of 138 times before being taken down.  Sensitive seller information was in an an embedded file included in an Microsoft Access file which showed sales data.

Source: 
Media

John Stewart Company (JSCo)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 23, 2012
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A set of internal emails were sent to various JSCo employees on August 7 and August 13.  The emails contained the names, Social Security numbers, and in some cases, dates of birth of other employees.  Employees were instructed to delete the email upon discovery.  

Source: 
California Attorney General

South Bend Community School Corporation

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 22, 2012
geo: 
South Bend , IN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A computer glitch that occurred when the district changed its student management systems caused some employee Social Security numbers to be exposed.  The numbers could only be seen by other employees who were being trained on the new computer program.  Employees were notified of the breach.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Colorado State University - Pueblo

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 21, 2012
geo: 
Pueblo , CO
United States
Records Breached: 

19,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A few students accidentally gained access to sensitive student files.  It is not clear if the files were physical or electronic.  The students notified school authorities immediately and the problem was fixed.  It is not clear what types of student information were exposed.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Acronis

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 9, 2012
geo: 
Woburn , MA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A technical error caused a spreadsheet containing an unspecified number of email addresses and upgrade serial numbers to be indexed by search engines.  The email addresses from the spreadsheet were not accompanied with any personal information.  The spreadsheet was downloaded by 14 different IP addresses and the owners of those IP addresses were contacted.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Employee Benefits, Atlanta Police, MARTA Police, Atlanta Fire Department

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 13, 2012
geo: 
Atlanta , GA
United States
Records Breached: 

39

Two representatives of Employee Benefits attempted to gather sensitive information from employees of Atlanta Police, MARTA Police, and Atlanta fire department employees.  They visited several locations and offered upgraded insurance and benefits packages through AFLAC insurance.  Employee Benefits is a legitimate provider of insurance, but not of AFLAC insurance.  The representatives handed out business cards and their supervisor was called when a police lieutenant noticed that the representatives appeared to be frauds.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Forte Interactive, Children's Service Council of Palm Beach County, Ocean Reef Community Association

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 14, 2012
geo: 
West Palm Beach , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Information Forte Interactive inadvertently copied from web applications used by Children's Service Council and Ocean Reef Community accidentally became publicly accessible after a system upgrade.  Names, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, and dates of birth of individuals whose information was contained in the web portal or web portals was publicly accessible between December 7, 2011 and February 3, 2012. The issue was discovered on January 30, 2012.  

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Arizona (UA)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 8, 2012
geo: 
Tucson , AZ
United States
Extra Info: 

Those with questions may call UA's incident contact line at 520-621-4746

Records Breached: 

7,700

A UA student ran a Google search and found her private information posted publicly.  The data belonged to several thousand people who had submitted their names and tax ID numbers to UA in order to receive payments or reimbursements.  Vendors, consultants, guest speakers, and UA students had their names and tax ID numbers exposed in February and early March.  Some people had their Social Security numbers exposed in lieu of tax ID numbers. The sensitive data was embedded within a larger set of files being transferred to the UA new financial system.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

CQ Roll Call, The Economist Group, Bloomberg

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 9, 2012
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A group of former CQ employees were able to continue using log-ins and passwords to access sensitive information from The Economist Group after they left.  CQ Roll Call is owned by The Economist Group.  Many or all of the former CQ employees accessed the information while employed at Bloomberg.  Bloomberg has already paid an unspecified amount to The Economist Group as compensation for the unauthorized access incident or incidents.  It is not clear what type of information was exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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