American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC

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

Unknown

Mail packages containing the beneficiary statements of certain shareholders for the year of 2011 were mailed to incorrect addresses on April 2, 2012.  The statements contained names, tax identification numbers of the intended shareholders, and addresses.  Shareholders of a single, unnamed issuer that used American Stock Transfer as a sub-transfer agent most likely had their information mailed to a different shareholder than the shareholder listed on the beneficiary statement.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Department of Health and Human Services Maine

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 19, 2012
geo: 
Augusta , ME
United States
Records Breached: 

79

A computer system glitch caused the personal information of public assistance applicants to be sent to random addresses in the department's system.  The error occurred in December, but was not noticed until June.  Multiple rounds of forms had been mailed out by that time.  A total of 31 forms contained the Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, and other information of 79 household members.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.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

Nordstrom Bank, Nordstrom fsb

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 7, 2012
geo: 
Centennial , CO
United States
Extra Info: 

Those who wish to receive a new account number may call 1-800-749-9733.

Records Breached: 

2,457

A total of 2,457 Nordstrom fsb customers in California were affected by a mailing error caused by an administrative error.  Cardholder statements, replacement credit cards, or other correspondence were mistakenly sent to addresses other than those of intended cardholders. The issue was discovered on June 7 and was the result of an attempt to reformat addresses to U.S. Postal Service standards.  Those who were affected were notified in June and July.

Source: 
California Attorney General

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 6, 2012
geo: 
Steamboat Springs , CO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A former employee received W-2 information of current and former employees.  Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, payroll information, and other W-2 information were accidentally emailed to the former employee.  The former employee immediately notified the human resources department and confirmed that the information had not been mishandled.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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