Department of Child Support Services, International Business Machines (IBM), Iron Mountain, Inc.


Location

Boulder, CO
United States
40° 0' 53.9496" N, 105° 16' 13.9656" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 29, 2012
geo: 
Boulder, CO
United States
Extra Info: 

The location listed is that of IBM's headquarters.

Records Breached: 

800,000

On March 12, 2012, the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) was notified that contractors International Business Machines (IBM) and Iron Mountain, Inc. could not locate several computer devices that had been shipped from Colorado to California. Californians who used state child support services were affected by the loss.  Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, driver's licenses, names of health insurance providers, health insurance plan membership identification numbers, and employer information may have been exposed.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)


Location

Lodi, CA
United States
38° 7' 48.7092" N, 121° 16' 20.8092" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 7, 2012
geo: 
Lodi, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

100

A payment drop box was broken into sometime during the weekend of March 5. Customers who used the box around that time may have had their banking institution information, check account numbers, addresses, names, phone numbers, and driver's license numbers stolen.  PG&E will change the account numbers and passwords of customers who had their information stolen.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Head Injury Association


Location

Long Island, NY
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 14, 2012
geo: 
Long Island, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

56

A former manager was indicted for stealing the identities of patients.  He faces a 48-count indictment alleging grand larceny in the third degree, identity theft in the second degree, offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, and possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.  He allegedly used the names and Social Security numbers of patients to e-file fraudulent tax returns and obtain over $200,000 in federal, New York, and New Jersey tax refunds. The scam occurred in 2006 and 2007.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Office of Dr. Gloria Traje-Quitoriano


Location

Fresno, CA
United States
36° 44' 51.8172" N, 119° 46' 20.5176" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 23, 2012
geo: 
Fresno, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A physician's laptop was stolen from her husband's car.  The laptop contained patient names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, phone numbers, and addresses. The laptop was not encrypted.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Booker T. Washington High School


Location

Atlanta, GA
United States
33° 44' 56.382" N, 84° 23' 16.7352" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 4, 2012
geo: 
Atlanta, GA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown (18 students requested that their grade be altered)

A high school student used the login credentials of his father to change student records.  The student's father worked at the school as a counselor.  At least 18 students paid for their attendance and course assignment records to be altered. The students who paid for the alterations were suspended.  It is unclear if other students had their information accessed or altered.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Massachusetts Eye and Ear


Location

Boston, MA
United States
42° 21' 30.3516" N, 71° 3' 35.1828" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 19, 2012
geo: 
Boston, MA
United States
Extra Info: 

Massachusetts Eye and Ear released a statement that can be found here: http://www.masseyeandear.org/news/press_releases/recent/data_breach_2012/

Records Breached: 

3,600

An employee was fired after police informed Massachusetts Eye and Ear that the employee was being investigated for identity theft.  The employee had taken and misused patient names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth. At least four of the employee's victims came from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, but she had access to the information of approximately 3,600 patients.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

American Advertising Federation (AAF)


Location

Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 42.4032" N, 77° 2' 10.9176" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 30, 2012
geo: 
Washington, DC
United States
Records Breached: 

555 (No financial information or SSNs reported)

A hacker or hackers posted member names, email addresses, and contact information online.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

LinkedIn.com


Location

Mountain View, CA
United States
37° 23' 9.7872" N, 122° 5' 1.8636" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 6, 2012
geo: 
Mountain View, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

6,458,020 (No SSNs or financial information)

A file containing 6,458,020 encrypted passwords was posted online by a group of hackers. It is unclear what other types of information were taken from Linkedin users.  LinkedIn recommends that users change their passwords.

UPDATE (08/30/2012): Four potential class actions against LinkedInCorp. were consolidated.  The consolidated suits allege that LinkedIn violated its user agreement and privacy policy by failing to properly safeguard digitally stored user data. LinkedIn is also accused of not publicizing the attack in a timely manner.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of New Mexico


Location

Albuquerque, NM
United States
35° 5' 4.1676" N, 106° 39' 4.0932" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 13, 2012
geo: 
Albuquerque, NM
United States
Records Breached: 

81 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers accessed and posted sensitive information from the University of New Mexico's electrical and computer engineering department.  Usernames, emails, and encrypted passwords were exposed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

BlueCross Blue Shield of North Carolina


Location

Durham, NC
United States
35° 59' 38.5188" N, 78° 53' 55.0284" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 25, 2012
geo: 
Durham, NC
United States
Records Breached: 

100

A mailing software error caused the private information of current and former Blue Cross Blue Shield members to be mailed to other members.  The error was discovered on April 12.  The records were more than 10 years old and included patient names, Social Security numbers, type of medical care received, and other protected health information.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
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