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

Florida Hospital Tampa (formerly University Community Hospital Medical Center), Crothall Healthcare, Naval Medical Center (Bob Wilson Naval Hospital)


Location

Tampa, FL
United States
27° 57' 2.07" N, 82° 27' 25.8408" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 30, 2012
geo: 
Tampa, FL
United States
Records Breached: 

45

Three people were arrested for their roles in filing 225 fraudulent tax returns.  They face charges of conspiracy, theft of government property, and aggravated identity theft.  About $555,000 in refund money was obtained.  One of the defendants worked at Florida Hospital Tampa through a maintenance and housekeeping company.  Information came from a variety of medical centers in California and Florida.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Carolinas HealthCare System


Location

Charlotte, NC
United States
35° 13' 37.5132" N, 80° 50' 35.2572" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 7, 2012
geo: 
Charlotte, NC
United States
Records Breached: 

6,300 (5 SSNs reported)

An unauthorized electronic intrusion may have affected up to 6,300 patients from Carolinas Medical Center-Randolph. The intruder accessed a provider's email account and could have obtained patient names, dates and times of service, dates of birth, diagnosis and prognosis information, medications, results, and referrals.  The Social Security numbers of five patients who had their Social Security numbers sent through or received by the email account may have also been obtained.

 

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Omnicell, University of Michigan Health System


Location

Ann Arbor, MI
United States
42° 16' 50.9736" N, 83° 44' 34.9368" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 22, 2012
geo: 
Ann Arbor, MI
United States
Records Breached: 

3,997 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An electronic device was stolen from an Omnicell employee's car on November 14.  The device was not encrypted and contained the medication, demographic, and health information of 4,000 patients from three hospitals in the University of Michigan Health System.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

First Step Counseling, Inc.


Location

Metuchen, NJ
United States
40° 32' 35.376" N, 74° 21' 47.538" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 4, 2012
geo: 
Metuchen, NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

638 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An unauthorized disclosure of paper records may have exposed patient information.  The breach may have taken place between May 1, 2011 and August 5, 2011.  It was discovered or reported on November 16 of 2012.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

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

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

Triumph LLC


Location

Raleigh, NC
United States
35° 46' 19.5456" N, 78° 38' 19.014" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 4, 2012
geo: 
Raleigh, NC
United States
Records Breached: 

2,070 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A laptop with Triumph client and family member information was stolen on December 13.  The office burglary was committed by three men.  Two of them distracted the receptionist while the third entered a hallway and stole the laptop.  People in Davie, Forsyth, and Stoke counties were affected.  The laptop contained spreadsheets with names, dates of birth, medical record numbers, insurance numbers, and Medicaid numbers.  Notifications went out on February 2 after it was determined that the laptop would most likely not be recovered.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
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