Healthcare Business Resources (HBR)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 11, 2006
geo: 
Durham , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Google accessed confidential information on the HBR website and made the information available on the internet. Socail Security numbers, names, phone numbers, dates of birth, addresses and diagnostic information were accessible through Google. Access to the information is now restricted to authorized users with secure identification and passwords. The information was available between August 2005 and January of 2006.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

California State University Stanislaus

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 26, 2006
geo: 
Turlock , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

1,294

The University was informed that a file containing sensitive information remained in the Google cache and could be accessed by those with technological expertise. The file was first indexed in October of 2005. The file was deleted form the server, but it remained in the Google files cache. The file included names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth of some current and former employees and their dependents.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Sears, Roebuck, Company Contractor Compliance

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 28, 2006
geo: 
Winter Park , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

196

A spreadsheet with the business or individual names, identification or Social Security numbers, business addresses and business phone numbers of Sears contractors was accidentally included in an email sent to 373 contractors on April 13. The contractors were instructed to delete the email on April 24 and were also required to send written confirmation that they had done so.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Bear Stearns & Company Inc.

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 20, 2006
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Extra Info: 

Customers seeking further information may call (212) 272-4275.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Bear Stearn's realized that unauthorized users could access customer accounts. Former customers could still log into on-line accounts if their account numbers had been recycled and given to new users. Such information included account holdings and activities, account statements and IRS Forms 1099-DIV and 1099-INT (which included name, address, account number and Social Security number).

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Broward County Records Division

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 10, 2006
geo: 
Fort Lauderdale , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Broward County public records with Social Security numbers, driver's license information and bank account details were made available online.  The information has been available online for several years.  A new statute that will require county recorders to remove Social Security numbers and financial information from public documents before posting documents online will take effect in 2007.  The sensitive information that has already been posted will eventually be removed. Individuals can speed up the process of having their specific information removed by submitting a written request.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Long Island University, Alpha Chi National Honors Society

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 10, 2006
geo: 
Brooklyn , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

51

Students who applied to join Alpha Chi had their Social Security numbers and other personal information sent to an Honors student email list. The email was recalled immediately, but anyone who opened it right away would have been able to access the applicant information. The advisor responsible for the mistake asked the National Office to consider abandoning the use of Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Verizon Wireless

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 25, 2006
geo: 
Basking Ridge , NJ
United States
New Jersey US
Records Breached: 

5,210 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet file with the information of 5,210 customers was accidentally distributed to 1,800 Verizon Wireless subscribers. The information included names, email addresses, cell phone numbers and cell phone models. The file was accidentally attached to an ad for a Bluetooth wireless headset.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

American Association of Retired Persons, AARP Insurance

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 19, 2010
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
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

The Professional Education Institute

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 15, 2007
geo: 
Burr Ridge , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

34

Customer information was accidentally exposed online because of a data encryption lapse. The Social Security numbers and dates of birth of some customers were viewable on the Millionaire Elite Website. Two New Hampshire, three Maine and 29 New York residents were affected by the breach. The total number of individuals affected nationwide was not revealed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Stony Brook University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 19, 2010
geo: 
Stony Brook , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

61,001 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Student and faculty network and student IDs were posted online on sbuchat.com. A file with all registered student and faculty ID numbers could be downloaded in a PDF or Excel format. A systems engineer undergraduate discovered a flaw in the SOLAR system that allowed him to change students' NetID passwords without knowledge of the original password. The student then accessed the complete list of student and faculty IDs and posted the information.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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