California Department of Justice, Computer and Technology Crime High-Tech Response Team (CATCH)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 11, 2012
geo: 
San Diego , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

In November 2011, hackers accessed and released private email accounts belonging to a retired agent for the Department of Justice.  The retired agent was a member of the CATCH.  Some of the emails that the hackers released included data that contained the names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, and other personal information of an unknown number of consumers.

Source: 
California Attorney General

IntraCare North Hospital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 8, 2012
geo: 
Houston , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

741 (No SSNs reported)

A former employee used patient information to file false income tax returns. The information of 741 patients was accessible in a binder.  The employee worked as an intake coordinator at the Hospital from March 15 to August 18 of 2011.  The breach was not discovered until April 18 of 2012.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Booker T. Washington High School

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
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

Ford-Motor Websites (Connect With Fiesta, Unleashfiesta)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 5, 2012
geo: 
Dearborn , MI
United States
Extra Info: 

The location listed is that of Ford's headquarters.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hackers targeted various websites owned by Ford and posted sensitive information online.  Usernames, passwords, and administrator information may have been exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Hewlett, Packard, California Department of Social Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 12, 2012
geo: 
Riverside , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

701,000

Around 700,000 caregivers and care recipients had their information lost or stolen during transit between Hewlett Packard and the State Compensation Insurance Fund in Riverside, California.  A package that originally contained microfiche with payroll data entries and possibly other sensitive information arrived via U.S. Postal Service damaged and missing thousands of payroll data entries. Names, wages, Social Security numbers, and state identification numbers were exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

University of Pittsburgh

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 3, 2012
geo: 
Pittsburgh , PA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hackers associating themselves with Anonymous claimed to have obtained the private information of University of Pittsburgh students and alumni. The hackers threatened to release the information publicly unless the University apologized to students, law enforcement, and professors.  The University was involved in the arrest of several supporters of Anonymous. Student passwords, dorm information, payment and credit information, parent information, coursework and grades, as well as alumni information may be exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Accurate Accounting

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 30, 2012
geo: 
Hesperia , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A member of law enforcement found a black canvas bag full of payroll files.  The bag may have been stolen or misplaced and carried worker names, Social Security numbers, and other personnel information related to taxes. Stacks of files were photographed behind Accurate Accounting. This led to the belief that the files had not been properly stored.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Florida Department of Children and Families

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 2, 2012
geo: 
Tallahassee , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

100,000

The information of Florida child care workers was placed on a state website.  The information was not password protected and could have been found through an internet search. An unnamed vendor working for the state of Florida was responsible for placing the information online.  Florida daycare workers may have had their dates of birth, names, and Social Security numbers exposed. It is not clear how long the information was exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
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 herehttp://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

UnitedHealthcare (United Health Group Plan)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 18, 2012
geo: 
Minneapolis , MN
United States
Records Breached: 

19,100

A dishonest employee used the names, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, and Medicare Health Insurance Claim Numbers to steal the identities of at least 24 Idaho customers enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare plans. On January 30, 2012, it was discovered that the former employee may have accessed the information in the United Health Care database in a way that was inconsistent with his job duties and possibly for fraud purposes.  The information was taken between June 28 and December 12 of 2011. Affected patients were notified on March 30.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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