Virgin Mobile


Location

Palo Alto, CA
United States
37° 26' 30.7788" N, 122° 8' 34.872" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 25, 2007
geo: 
Palo Alto, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Unauthorized third parties attempted to or succeeded in accessing customer account during May.  It appears that the third parties used techniques to gather access customer accounts through customer care telephone lines as opposed to Virgin's website.  It was determined that people were calling customer service and claiming to be a customer or relative of a customer, and obtaining account information.  Third parties may have also called customer service and guessed common surnames and common passwords or secret answers in order to access customer accounts.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

NSK Americas, Inc.


Location

Ann Arbor, MI
United States
42° 16' 15.1392" N, 83° 43' 34.7844" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 25, 2008
geo: 
Ann Arbor, MI
United States
Records Breached: 

2,000

A folder that allowed access to employee names, Social Security numbers and salaries of current and former employees was accidentally placed on an internal server. A total of 360 employee could access the information of other employees. The breach was caused by an IT administrative error in June of 2006.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida


Location

Jacksonville , FL
United States
30° 19' 55.8624" N, 81° 39' 20.3436" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 7, 2011
geo: 
Jacksonville , FL
United States
Extra Info: 

Members concerned about the breach may call 1-877-526-1013.

Records Breached: 

7,366 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A system error caused mail to be sent to the wrong addresses.  Current and former addresses were mixed up and mail containing an explanation of benefits was sent to incorrect (former) addresses.

UPDATE (4/15/2011): The mailing error occurred on October 16, 2010 and was discovered in late January of 2011.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles


Locations

Portland, OR
United States
45° 31' 24.4272" N, 122° 40' 34.3452" W
Indianapolis, IN
United States
39° 46' 6.6576" N, 86° 9' 29.0664" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 14, 2011
geo: 
Indianapolis, IN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The Oregon DMV sold DMV database information to marketing companies prior to the late 1990s.  A man gained access to this information and used it to create fake Oregon identification cards and print fake checks.  He was charged with 26 counts of aggravated identity; this represents one count per victim for each letter of the alphabet.  The databases includes 1.6 million names, addresses, dates of birth, genders and ages of people who registered with the DMV.  The database of publicly available information is over a decade old.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Cal Poly Pomona


Location

Pomona, CA
United States
34° 3' 38.9988" N, 117° 45' 20.9988" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 10, 2011
geo: 
Pomona, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

38

On August 2, a lecturer working in a student lab discovered that two files on a server could be accessed by faculty members, staffers and students from the College of Business Administration.  The files were confidential and included personal information such as names and Social Security numbers.  A total of 38 current and former faculty members were affected by the breach.  The University determined that the information had not been digitally copied by anyone.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Tracking Technologies (FTT)


Location

Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 42.4032" N, 77° 2' 10.9176" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 14, 2011
geo: 
Washington, DC
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

FTT, a contractor working with SEC's ethics compliance program, violated its agreement with SEC by providing names and account numbers to a subcontractor, or subcontractors without permission.  An SEC September 16 security review revealed that FTT had failed to comply with contractual obligations.  The system was taken offline and FTT was told to terminate all third party access to SEC systems.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Virginia Department of General Services


Location

Richmond, VA
United States
37° 32' 26.61" N, 77° 26' 9.7728" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 23, 2011
geo: 
Richmond, VA
United States
Records Breached: 

639

Social Security numbers, tax identification numbers, and other types of personal information were exposed on the Virginia Department of General Services website since 2001.  The database was not accessible via search engines, but an employee discovered that the information could be found by anyone doing a focused search on the actual website.  The information was removed after the discovery.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Valencia College


Location

Orlando, FL
United States
28° 32' 18.0096" N, 81° 22' 45.2532" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 7, 2012
geo: 
Orlando, FL
United States
Records Breached: 

9,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An Excel spreadsheet with student names, addresses, dates of birth, and college ID's was listed online on a password-protected website.  The password protection eventually expired and anyone could access the information online.  Valencia College hired an unnamed contractor to create a custom page for prospective students to communicate with the college.  The contractor then hired an unnamed sub-contractor to work on some of the website.The breach can be linked to that unnamed sub-contractor.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Medco Health Solutions, Inc.


Location

Willingboro, NJ
United States
40° 1' 39" N, 74° 53' 0.9996" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 22, 2012
geo: 
Willingboro, NJ
United States
Extra Info: 

The location of the breach is listed as Medco's main office in New Jersey.

Records Breached: 

1,287 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The unauthorized disclosure of paper records on November 30, 2011 may have resulted in the exposure of protected health information.  

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Choice Hotels Internationals


Location

Silver Spring, MD
United States
38° 59' 26.3976" N, 77° 1' 33.9168" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 26, 2012
geo: 
Silver Spring, MD
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An unknown number of customers had their personal information entered into the wrong field in a database.  The information should have been encrypted but was not because of the error. Customers may have received mail with their credit card number, driver's license number, Social Security number, passport number, or any combination of these elements printed on the outside of envelopes. The issue was discovered in late December of 2011.

Source: 
California Attorney General
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