University of Hawai'i West O'ahu (UHWO)


Location

Pearl City, HI
United States
21° 23' 49.9992" N, 157° 58' 23.9988" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 29, 2010
geo: 
Pearl City, HI
United States
Extra Info: 

Students from the University of Mānoa were also affected.

Records Breached: 

40,101

Unencrypted files that were placed on the faculty web server exposed student information. Student names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and academic information were placed on the server in December of 2009.  Students who attended UHWO in Fall of 1994 or graduated between 1988 and 1993 were affected. A much larger number of students who attended the University of Hawai'i Mānoa between 1990 and 1998 were also affected. The files were removed on October 18 after a privacy group notified the University.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

The Princeton Review


Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.6708" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 16, 2006
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An unauthorized user attempted to obtain the IDs and passwords of a small number of account holders. A small number of the accounts may have contained names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, email addresses, mailing addresses and information from college applications. The unauthorized user may have had access to the information before the February 10 incident was discovered. At least 35 New York residents were affected.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

American Association of Retired Persons, AARP Insurance


Location

Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 42.4032" N, 77° 2' 10.9176" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 19, 2010
geo: 
Washington, DC
United States
Extra Info: 

Any customers who receive another customer's information should call 800-784-5789.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

A client received another client's information in an insurance policy letter. He attempted to trace the mistake and notified the organization that underwrites AARP's life insurance program, New York Life Insurance. It is unknown how this error occurred and client names, phone numbers, policy numbers, check account information and dates of birth could have been exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

New York State Office of the State Comptroller


Location

Albany, NY
United States
42° 39' 9.2844" N, 73° 45' 22.4352" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 30, 2007
geo: 
Albany, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

47

A retiree discovered a web page with a list of retirees who had requested a copy of their 1099R tax form.  Names, Social Security numbers, phone numbers and retirement numbers were on the page.  The entire web page and the "tax calculator" feature which the retiree had used to find the information were removed from the website when the Office became aware of the incident.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

MeadWestvaco


Location

Glen Allen, VA
United States
37° 39' 57.5208" N, 77° 30' 22.9464" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 1, 2007
geo: 
Glen Allen, VA
United States
Records Breached: 

652

An employee accidentally posted an electronic file in a location that was accessible to most or all people with access to MeadWestvaco's internal computer network. The file was accessible for approximately 10 days. It contained names, Social Security numbers and home addresses of employees. At least 652 North Carolina residents were affected, but the total number of affected individuals nationwide was not reported.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


Location

Dartmouth, MA
United States
41° 36' 46.9152" N, 70° 58' 13.7244" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 30, 2008
geo: 
Dartmouth, MA
United States
Records Breached: 

32 (No full SSNs reported)

A privacy organization discovered the names, grades, GPAs and partial Social Security numbers of 32 former students. It appears that the information is from a Fall of 2004 CIS 100 class. The discovery was made in December and all affected students were informed by March 3 of 2008.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Cancer Care Northwest


Location

Spokane, WA
United States
47° 39' 31.608" N, 117° 25' 33.7692" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 16, 2011
geo: 
Spokane, WA
United States
Records Breached: 

3,150 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A January mistake in mailing led to brochures being mailed to the wrong current and former patients. Everyone who was meant to receive a brochure did; but patients were able to see the name and address of another patient. The brochure and letter provided information on a breast education and support program.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

University of Mary Washington (UMW)


Location

Fredericksburg, VA
United States
38° 18' 11.4624" N, 77° 27' 37.944" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 8, 2011
geo: 
Fredericksburg, VA
United States
Extra Info: 

Students with questions may call University officials at 540-654-1265 or 540-654-2246.

Records Breached: 

7,566

A student discovered student data files on a departmental EagleNet site while searching the EagleNet portal for his own information.  A total of three students accessed the sensitive files and were interviewed.  Student names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth were accessible.  The information was accidentally placed their by a faculty or staff member and reported on May 23.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Jackson National Life Insurance Company


Location

Lansing, MI
United States
42° 43' 57.126" N, 84° 33' 19.926" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 15, 2011
geo: 
Lansing, MI
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On April 12, 2011 a report containing the personal information of customers was inadvertently mislabeled and emailed to an incorrect broker-dealer.  The report contained information about customer transactions during March 2011.  Names, policy numbers, policy values, transaction dates and transaction amounts were exposed.  An internal review on May 2 uncovered the breach. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Department of Education


Location

Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 42.4032" N, 77° 2' 10.9176" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 27, 2011
geo: 
Washington, DC
United States
Records Breached: 

5,000

As many as 5,000 users of the Department of Education's website may have had their information viewed by other users who logged in to the website.  The breach lasted for six to seven minutes and exposed Social Security numbers and other student information.  The site was shut down and examined for 48 hours after the incident.

Source: 
Databreaches.net
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