East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program and Technical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 28, 2012
geo: 
West Covina , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A sensitive document was accidentally attached to an email that was sent to students.  The attachment contained names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, student attendance information, and information regarding their program.  The email was intended to inform students about open positions.

Source: 
California Attorney General

State of California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 24, 2012
geo: 
Sacramento , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Those who were affected may call DHCS at (855) 297-5064.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Beneficiary Identification Cards (BICs) were mailed to the wrong recipients between December 10 and December 18.  A computer programming error caused the BICs of children being moved from Healthy Families program enrollment to Medi-Cal enrollment to be sent to households of other Medi-Cal and Healthy Families participants.  Names, Client Index Numbers, dates of birth, genders, and card issue dates were exposed.  People who received incorrect cards were instructed to return them.  Stamped envelopes that were addressed to DHCS were sent out with breach notifications. 

Source: 
California Attorney General

Western University of Health Sciences

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 18, 2012
geo: 
Pomona , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Western University of Health Sciences' BanWeb Self-Service Federal Work Study reports were accessible to people who used BanWeb with a Western University of Health Sciences user ID and password.  The reports contained names, Social Security numbers, and direct deposit bank account information in some cases. The information was available for an unspecified amount of time. Western University of Health Sciences conducted an investigation and reported that there was no reason to believe sensitive information was accessed by unauthorized BanWeb users.

Source: 
California Attorney General

New Jersey Department of Health

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 19, 2012
geo: 
Trenton , NJ
United States
New Jersey US
Records Breached: 

480 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Over 480 registered medical marijuana patients received an email from the New Jersey Department of Health.  The email instructed them not to call New Jersey or the dispensary in Montclair to make an appointment.  The email did not hide the email addresses of the recipients.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

California Department of Healthcare Services

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 5, 2012
geo: 
Sacramento , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Those who may have been affected may call 1-855-297-5064 for assistance from DHCS.

Records Breached: 

14,000

Names and Social Security numbers were discovered on the website of the Department of Health Care Services.  People who sent their information in order to become a provider of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) may have had their information exposed online between November 5, 2012 and November 20.  The issue was discovered on November 14 and was not fully addressed until November 20.  

Source: 
California Attorney General

WestCoast Children's Clinic

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 29, 2012
geo: 
Oakland , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A referral document containing sensitive information was accidentally sent in an email to an unauthorized recipient.  Patient names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and health concerns were sent to a county social worker. The county social worker deleted the sensitive email and any other existing copies of the document were securely deleted from the network.  

Source: 
California Attorney General

Chicago Board of Elections Commissioners

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 13, 2012
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

1,200 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The sensitive information of Chicago voters was exposed online due to a mistake by the election authority. A database that included names, the last four digits of Social Security numbers, addresses, and drivers license numbers was accidentally placed online in a publicly accessible place.  Only people who applied to work for the board in Chicago polling places on Election Day were determined to have been affected.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

City of Ocoee

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 6, 2012
geo: 
Ocoee , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

350

Over 350 city workers had their information posted on a public server in January.  An employee inadvertently uploaded the sensitive information to a public domain server as part of an annual audit.  Names, Social Security numbers, salaries, and addresses were exposed.

Source: 
Media

Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 21, 2012
geo: 
Traverse City , MI
United States
Michigan US
Extra Info: 

Those with questions may call 800-922-4050.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

An administrative change on www.hagerty.com exposed the personal information of consumers.  Names, addresses, driver's license numbers, policy numbers, email addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth were temporarily available online.  The error occurred late in the afternoon of February 14 and was corrected during the afternoon of the following day.

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
Arizona US
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

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