University of Georgia (UGA)


Location

Athens, GA
United States
33° 57' 0" N, 83° 22' 59.9988" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 16, 2012
geo: 
Athens, GA
United States
Records Breached: 

8,500

The passwords of two University of Georgia (UGA) IT employees were reset and misused by an intruder.  Names, Social Security numbers, and other sensitive data of current and former school employees may have been exposed. The breach may have begun as early as September 28, 2012.

Source: 
Media

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Allied Insurance


Location

Columbus, OH
United States
39° 57' 40.2336" N, 82° 59' 55.6584" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 16, 2012
geo: 
Columbus, OH
United States
Extra Info: 

Affected Georgia consumers may call 1-800-760-1125. Other consumers with questions may call 1-800-656-2298.

Records Breached: 

1,000,000

A portion of the computer network used by Nationwide and Allied Insurance agents was breached by cyber criminals on October 3.  The attack was discovered on the same day and contained.  On October 16, it was determined that names, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, dates of birth, marital status, gender, occupation, and employer information had been stolen.  Affected parties were identified on November 2 and notifications were sent on November 16.

Source: 
California Attorney General

Advanced Data Processing, Inc. (ADPI), Grady EMS


Location

Roseland, NJ
United States
40° 49' 14.3616" N, 74° 17' 37.5324" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 28, 2012
geo: 
Roseland, NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

At least 15,000 people were affected.

Information from certain ambulance agencies was inappropriately accessed and disclosed.  Patient account information such as names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and record identifiers were exposed by a dishonest ADPI employee. ADPI learned of the breach on October 1. The dishonest employee was fired and apprehended by authorities.

Source: 
California Attorney General

California Department of Healthcare Services


Location

Sacramento, CA
United States
38° 34' 53.6592" N, 121° 29' 39.84" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 5, 2012
geo: 
Sacramento, CA
United States
Extra Info: 

Those who may have been affected may call 1-855-297-5064 for assistance from DHCS.

Records Breached: 

14,000

Names and Social Security numbers were discovered on the website of the Department of Health Care Services.  People who sent their information in order to become a provider of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) may have had their information exposed online between November 5, 2012 and November 20.  The issue was discovered on November 14 and was not fully addressed until November 20.  

Source: 
California Attorney General

A Caring Hand Home Health Care Services, Inc.


Location

Suffolk, VA
United States
36° 43' 41.538" N, 76° 35' 0.8232" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 18, 2012
geo: 
Suffolk, VA
United States
Records Breached: 

30

A staffing manager collaborated with the owner of A Caring Hand Home Health Care Services, Inc. (A Caring Hand) to hide Medicaid fraud.  Between January of 2008 and October of 2011 the owner of A Caring Hand submitted about 900 fraudulent Medicaid claims for payment for services provided to 30 Medicaid recipients.  The Medicaid recipients never received those services and around $630,000 was fraudulently obtained by the owner of A Caring Hand.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Gibson General Hospital


Location

Princeton, IN
United States
38° 21' 19.1664" N, 87° 34' 3.0792" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 28, 2012
geo: 
Princeton, IN
United States
Records Breached: 

29,000

The November 27 theft of a laptop may have resulted in the exposure of patient information.  Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and clinical information may have been exposed.  Patients who have received services since 2007 may have been affected.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Michigan State University


Location

East Lansing, MI
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 10, 2012
geo: 
East Lansing, MI
United States
Records Breached: 

1,500 (No Social Security numbers exposed)

A hacker published approximately 1,500 Michigan State University names, email addresses, user IDs, encrypted passwords, and mailing addresses.

Source: 
Media

Advanced Occupation Medicine Specialists (AOMS)


Location

Morgantown, WV
United States
39° 37' 46.2936" N, 79° 57' 21.2292" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 11, 2012
geo: 
Bellwood, IL
United States
Extra Info: 

Patients with questions may call the AOMS security-breach hotline at 855-684-6179 to receive additional instructions and information.

Records Breached: 

7,226

Letters dictated by AOMS providers were accidentally uploaded onto a non-secure server in Europe. The information then became publicly searchable via internet.  AOMS learned of the breach on October 12, 2011.  People who were seen at AOMS for injuries and/or work-related examinations from July, 2009 through October 12, 2011 may have been affected by the breach.  No names, contact information, personal information, test results, financial information or Social Security numbers were exposed.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Ward's Nursery & Garden Center


Location

Great Barrington, MA
United States
42° 11' 45.528" N, 73° 21' 43.2288" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 20, 2012
geo: 
Great Barrington, MA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Customers who used debit or credit cards at Ward's Nursery and Garden Center may have had their information taken.  Dozens of people from various banks reported fraudulent activity on their cards and Ward's Nursery and Garden Center appears to be a common link.  Reports of fraudulent activity date back to December and people who visited Ward's Nursery and Garden Center are urged to check their cards for fraud until the cause of the breach is determined.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

East Baton Rouge Acceleration Academy


Location

Baton Rouge, LA
United States
30° 27' 29.8188" N, 91° 8' 25.152" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 31, 2012
geo: 
Baton Rouge, LA
United States
Records Breached: 

159

Police stopped a high school student and discovered several sheets of papers with student names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers in a vehicle.  It is unclear how the student obtained the printout and she is accused of using the information to file fraudulent federal income tax returns.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net
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