Kennedy Space Center


Location

Orlando, FL
United States
28° 32' 18.0096" N, 81° 22' 45.2532" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 17, 2012
geo: 
Orlando, FL
United States
Records Breached: 

2,300

The theft of a company-issued laptop from an employee's car resulted in the exposure of sensitive information.  The laptop was stolen from the employee's car while it was at home and contained the names, Social Security numbers, races, national origins, genders, dates of birth, contact information, college affiliations, grade-point averages, and other information of employees.  The hard drive was not encrypted.  The Kennedy Space Center had planned to have all hard drives encrypted by September 2012 prior to the breach.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

City of Providence


Location

Providence, RI
United States
41° 49' 26.3604" N, 71° 24' 46.2024" W
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

North Shore University Hospital, North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System


Location

Manhasset, NY
United States
40° 47' 52.3644" N, 73° 41' 58.47" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 11, 2012
geo: 
Manhasset, NY
United States
Extra Info: 

100 current and or former patients of North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York were affected. Many more people who were not associated with the hospital were also affected.

Records Breached: 

950

A licensed nurse who may or may not have been affiliated with North Shore University Hospital was indicted for identity theft and possessing computer data from North Shore containing information on over 900 people.  It is unclear when the breach that allowed the nurse and an accomplice to access the information first occurred.  Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers, medical record numbers, insurance information, and medical histories could have been accessed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

South Carolina Health and Human Services, South Carolina Medicaid


Location

Columbia, SC
United States
34° 0' 2.556" N, 81° 2' 5.3304" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 19, 2012
geo: 
Columbia, SC
United States
Extra Info: 

Those with questions may call 888-829-6561 or visit www.myscmedicaid.org.

Records Breached: 

228,435 (Unknown number of SSNs involved)

An employee was fired and arrested after he sent the names, addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth of Medicaid patients to his private email.  It was discovered that he had compiled and emailed the information of South Carolina Medicaid patients over a period of several months. He was charged with five misdemeanor counts of violating the confidentiality of medical indigents and one count of disclosing confidential information.  At least 22,600 patients had their Medicaid ID numbers emailed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Cigna Dental


Location

Bloomfield, CT
United States
41° 50' 39.0012" N, 72° 44' 29.0004" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 19, 2012
geo: 
Bloomfield, CT
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On March 23, 2012, an employee sent an unencrypted document to the personal emails of herself and her son.  The document contained the first names of customers and their Social security numbers.  Cigna became aware of the incident on March 27 and took immediate action.  The employee claimed that she had sent the document to obtain help with work from her son. She confirmed that both she and her son had deleted the email and was fired.

Source: 
California Attorney General

Warren County Iowa, Iowa Department of Human Services


Location

Indianola, IA
United States
41° 21' 28.9728" N, 93° 33' 26.7768" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 12, 2012
geo: 
Indianola, IA
United States
Records Breached: 

3,000

Warren County residents had their names, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and other information exposed.  A fire destroyed a Warren County human services office on December 4, 2011.  Records from the location that were due to be shredded were moved to a secure facility owned by warren County.  A county maintenance worker mistakenly moved a container full of the damaged sensitive records back to the destroyed building in early February of 2012.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Boston Children's Hospital


Location

Buenos Aires
Argentina
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 23, 2012
geo: 
Buenos Aires
Argentina
Records Breached: 

2,159 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A Boston Children's Hospital employee misplaced an unencrypted laptop during a conference in Buenos Aires.  It contained the names, dates of birth, diagnoses, and treatment information of patients were exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

University of Virginia


Location

Charlottesville, VA
United States
38° 1' 45.5016" N, 78° 28' 36.0408" W
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

Office of Dr. Robert Witham


Location

Port Angeles, WA
United States
48° 7' 5.3256" N, 123° 25' 50.6676" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 9, 2012
geo: 
Port Angeles, WA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An April 16 office burglary resulted in the theft of two computers that contained sensitive patient information.  Patient names, Social Security numbers, addresses, medical billings, ICD-9 diagnosis codes, and dates of birth were exposed.  It is unclear if patients who saw the doctor as far back as 1979 were affected by the breach.  Letters to patients who were affected were mailed on June 7.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Gressler Clinic


Location

Winter Haven, FL
United States
28° 1' 20.0784" N, 81° 43' 58.2852" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 13, 2012
geo: 
Winter Haven, FL
United States
Records Breached: 

1,400

A May 3 office burglary resulted in the theft of sensitive documents.  The stolen documents were charge tickets and contained Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, insurance information, and diagnosis and treatment information.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
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