Vermont Department of Taxes


Location

Bend, OR
United States
44° 3' 29.4228" N, 121° 18' 55.116" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 11, 2012
geo: 
Montpelier, VT
United States
Records Breached: 

1,332

The Vermont Department of Taxes website accidentally displayed the Social Security numbers of 1,332 individuals and the federal ID numbers of 245 businesses for two hours.  The personal data was contained in a weekly group of property transfer tax returns.  The three parties who were able to access the information were identified and contacted.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Spotsylvania County


Location

Spotsylvania, VA
United States
38° 11' 51.8748" N, 77° 35' 17.4012" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 6, 2012
geo: 
Spotsylvania, VA
United States
Records Breached: 

4,289

An employee discovered that it was possible to access current and former employee W-2 forms online via a Google search.  The W-2 form contained employee name, Social Security number, address, earnings, and taxes paid for 2009 and 2010.  The discovery was made on December 23 of 2011. 

Source: 
Media

University of Tampa


Location

Tampa, FL
United States
27° 57' 2.07" N, 82° 27' 25.8408" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 16, 2012
geo: 
Tampa, FL
United States
Records Breached: 

30,000

A server management error caused files containing sensitive information to be made publicly accessible between July of 2011 and the breach's discovery on March 13, 2012.  A classroom exercise revealed that the information was compromised and the University of Tampa's IT office was immediately informed of the discovery.  The University of Tampa then notified Google and asked that the cached file be removed from the search engine.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

First Data Corporation


Location

Atlanta, GA
United States
33° 44' 56.382" N, 84° 23' 16.7352" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 11, 2012
geo: 
Atlanta, GA
United States
Records Breached: 

15,399

On April 25, 2012, First Data learned that certain limited personal information about approximately 108,500 merchants who currently process with First Data or who applied for processing services had been shared outside of the company. The names, addresses, and Social Security numbers of merchants who submitted applications to First Data for merchant processing services were purposely disclosed to an outside party in January and February of 2012.  First Data later discovered that this action was not clearly permitted in some merchant contracts.

Source: 
California Attorney General

University of Alabama - Birmingham (UAB)


Location

Birmingham, AL
United States
33° 31' 14.3796" N, 86° 48' 8.964" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 25, 2012
geo: 
Birmingham, AL
United States
Extra Info: 

Former students with questions may call 1-855-822-8510 or email info-help@uab.edu.

Records Breached: 

8,000

People who were undergraduate students at UAB between 1995 and 2006 may have had their information accessed online.  The information included Social Security numbers and academic records.  It was accidentally made available on a publicly accessible server for an unspecified amount of time.  The breach was discovered on March 27. 

Source: 
Dataloss DB

David Yurman (Yurman Design, Inc.)


Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.6708" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 7, 2012
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Yurman mailed some 1099 forms to the wrong addresses.  Names, tax information, and Social Security numbers were exposed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Compete Inc


Location

Boston, MA
United States
42° 21' 30.3516" N, 71° 3' 35.1828" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 22, 2012
geo: 
Boston, MA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Compete Inc. reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission regarding the collection of consumer information. Compete agreed to obtain end users' consent before collecting future online browsing data.  Compete will also delete or anonymize consumer data already collected and provide direction for removing tracking software installed on the computers of those who had their data collected.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Schneider-Electric


Location

Palatine, IL
United States
42° 6' 37.0944" N, 88° 2' 3.264" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 7, 2013
geo: 
Palatine, IL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A vendor's mailing error resulted in the exposure of employee Social Security numbers.  Call for Candidacy letters were mailed sometime around January 16 that had Social Security numbers, names, and addresses visible through the address window of the letter.  

Source: 
California Attorney General

Macy's


Location

Lafayette, IN
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 23, 2013
geo: 
Lafayette, IN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A man guessed or accessed the Social Security numbers of Macy's customers in order to exploit a Macy's policy for the purpose of making fraudulent purchases.  He then created ID cards that paired his picture with the customer information.  A Macy's policy allowed him to charge purchases to the accounts of other Macy's customers by using their Social Security numbers and showing his falsified IDs.  

Source: 
Media

Florida Department of Health


Location

Tallahassee
Florida
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 14, 2013
geo: 
Tallahassee
Florida
United States
Records Breached: 

3,300 (No Social Security Numbers reported)

Information on personal drug prescriptions from the Florida Department of Health somehow ended up in the hands of prosecution lawyers.  Names, addresses, phone numbers, pharmacies, and drug dosages were obtained by lawyers involved in six prescription-drug fraud cases. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida began an investigation into how the records were exposed.

Source: 
Media
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