DentaQuest


Location

Chicago, IL
United States
41° 51' 0.1188" N, 87° 39' 0.1872" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 6, 2010
geo: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Records Breached: 

76,000

In a statement datelined out of Nashville, DentaQuest reported the laptop theft occurred March 20 in Chicago and was informed of the incident April. DentaQuest reported the laptop contained a database which held the personal information of approximately 76,000 clients. The contractor advised most of the data is not considered sensitive, but the device did contain the first names, last names and Social Security Numbers of about 21,000 individuals. Some 10,500 are Tennessee residents.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Kinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI)


Location

San Antonio, TX
United States
29° 25' 26.8392" N, 98° 29' 37.0608" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 2, 2010
geo: 
San Antonio, TX
United States
Records Breached: 

4,000

An attachment with sensitive employee information was accidentally emailed to company employees. The information included names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth and salary information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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
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