NBTY

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 15, 2010
geo: 
Bohemia , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An email containing current and former employees' and plan participants' personal information was sent to the wrong recipient on June 15th. The information in the email included names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

United Healthcare (UnitedHealthcare), Deere and Company

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 16, 2010
geo: 
Minneapolis , MN
United States
Extra Info: 

Deere and Company is headquartered in Moline, Illinois

Records Breached: 

1,097 (no SSNs or financial information reported)

United Healthcare notified members of a Deere and Company employee benefits plan of a mistake that led to claims summary statements being sent to the wrong addresses. Dates of services, categories of service, cost of service, and physician names were included.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 5, 2010
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A limited search of NHTSA's public complaint database uncovered Social Security numbers, names, birth dates, addresses, VINs, and drivers' license numbers. Public access to the database of 792,000 complaint cases was temporarily ended.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Avalon Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 2, 2010
geo: 
Cheektowaga , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Sensitive medical information was dumped outside of a DMV office. The medical information came from a eating disorder clinic that had recently closed. Patient information such as medical treatment and Social Security number was exposed. It is unknown how the information ended up in the dumpster.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Lincoln Financial Group

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 25, 2010
geo: 
Radnor , PA
United States
Records Breached: 

1,286 (0 SSNs reported)

In 2002, 2008, and 2010 records of correspondence between agents and clients were misplaced. Technical errors caused the names, addresses, policies or contract numbers, account values, trade and transaction activities, and dates of birth of the clients to be accessible.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Staff Jennings Boats

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 22, 2010
geo: 
Portland , OR
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Sales documents dating back 20 years were found in a dumpster. The personal financial information of customers included Social Security numbers and information on purchases. Staff Jennings went out of business in April of 2010.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Strong Memorial Hospital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 20, 2010
geo: 
Rochester , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

1250 (0 SSNs and credit cards involved)

Around half of all patient medical bills were sent to the wrong address. The billing statements included patient names, name and address of the person responsible for paying the bill, description of services received and the dates of services, dollar amount owed, health insurance plan and subscriber number. Around 1,250 patients were affected.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Edward Waters College

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 17, 2010
geo: 
Jacksonville , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

210

Over 210 staff and prospective student names, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, and addresses were accessible to the public through a Google or Yahoo! search.  The cause was a mistake in setting up software.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

City of Springfield

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 10, 2010
geo: 
Springfield , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The city of Springfield put documents online that contained sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, home and work telephone numbers, bank account numbers and the name of someone who called the state anonymously to report suspected child abuse. The documents were posted on the city’s website in response to Freedom of Information Act requests as part of an initiative to make public information available to anyone with a computer.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Penn State

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 3, 2010
geo: 
University Park , PA
United States
Records Breached: 

15,806, 25,000 more later discovered

The Pennsylvania State University sent data breach notification letters to 15 806 individuals who at one time had their personal information, including Social Security numbers, stored in a university database. Penn State issued a press release statement on Wednesday informing the university community that a computer in its Outreach Market Research and Data office was found to be actively communicating with a botnet CNC. According to the statement, the database used by the office had previously contained Social Security numbers on individuals.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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