Wisconsin Department of Revenue

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 24, 2012
geo: 
Madison , WI
United States
Records Breached: 

110,795

An annual sales report contained the Social Security and tax identification numbers of people and businesses who sold property in Wisconsin in 2011.  The report was available online between April 5, 2012 and July 23, 2012 and meant for real estate professionals.  The report was accessed a total of 138 times before being taken down.  Sensitive seller information was in an an embedded file included in an Microsoft Access file which showed sales data.

Source: 
Media

New York State Comptroller's Office, New York State Assembly

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 13, 2012
geo: 
Albany , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

300

The New York state Comptroller's Office accidentally released the personal information of over 300 current and former state lawmakers and their staff.  The information was intended to fulfill a reporter's request for per diem payments collected by lawmakers.  The information was posted in a spreadsheet online. The Social Security numbers were accessible on hidden pages within the spreadsheet; though they were initially believed to be hidden from public view. The private information was available for less than a day.

Source: 
Media

EPN, Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 9, 2012
geo: 
Provo , UT
United States
Records Breached: 

3,800

The FTC has fined EPN, Inc. for failing to implement reasonable security measures. The agency charged that the company did not have an appropriate information security plan, failed to assess risks to the consumer information it stored, did not adequately train employees, did not use reasonable measures to enforce compliance with its security policies, and did not use reasonable methods to prevent, detect and investigate unauthorized access to personal information on its networks.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Tarpon Springs High School

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 9, 2012
geo: 
Tarpon Springs , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

400

A guidance counselor accidentally sent an attachment with sensitive information to students via email.  The email was sent to members of the senior class and the attachment contained the names and student ID numbers of seniors.  Student Social Security numbers were used as student ID numbers in most cases.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Virginia

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 6, 2012
geo: 
Charlottesville , VA
United States
Records Breached: 

300 (Unknown number of SSNs)

Between 300 and 350 transcripts from Summer Language Institute applicants were accessible through the University of Virginia website.  The human error was discovered when a student searched Google for an image of himself.  Students who applied to the University's program within the last two years may have had their names, transcript information, and Social Security numbers exposed.  Technology experts at the University blocked public access to the information and asked Google to remove its cache of the sensitive pages on June 5, 2012.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Baylor Law School

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 4, 2012
geo: 
Waco , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

442 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An administrative error resulted in recently admitted students receiving an email with the information of all recently admitted students.  Student names, addresses, grades, LSAT scores, race, scholarship amount, and other types of personal information were available in the email attachment. No Social Security numbers or dates of birth were in the emailed spreadsheet.  Students were encouraged to treat the data with the confidentiality of a lawyer and immediately delete the email.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Seton Healthcare Family, HealthLOGIX

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 10, 2012
geo: 
Austin , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

555 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A computer mailing error caused Seton member Medicaid health plan cards to be sent to incorrect addresses.  The cards were mailed by Seton's vendor HealthLOGIX on March 9. Seton became aware of the breach when members began calling about receiving the incorrect cards a week after the mistake.  Seton Health Plan members enrolled in the STAR/Medicaid plan were affected and may have had their names and dates of birth exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

City of Providence

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 21, 2012
geo: 
Providence , RI
United States
Records Breached: 

3,000

The city of Providence accidentally provided the Social Security numbers of almost 3,000 former employees when releasing information for a public records request.  GoLocalProv filed an Access to Public Records Act request in order to obtain information about pension recipients in Providence.  The city's legal team responded by emailing a .pdf file with retiree names, dates of retirement, dates for cost-of-living-adjustments, and monthly pension received each month.

Source: 
Media

Sacramento Area Fire Fighters Local 522

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 31, 2012
geo: 
Sacramento , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On or around March 6, a spreadsheet containing the names and contact information of active and retired Local 522 members was sent by a Local 522 employee to the Sacramento Central Labor Council (CLC).  The spreadsheet contained member Social Security numbers, but was only supposed to provide member mailing addresses.  The email did not stop at CLC and was forwarded to Capitol Mailing, Inc.  The mistake was discovered on March 23 after Local 522 members received mailing labels that displayed their Social Security numbers.  

Source: 
California Attorney General

CVS Caremark

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 24, 2012
geo: 
Woonsocket , RI
United States
Records Breached: 

3,482 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

People who were members of Tufts Health Plan (Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization, Tufts Insurance Company) received letters meant for other members.  A programming error caused the addresses of members to be incorrect.  Names, medical conditions, and medications were exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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