University of Nebraska, Nebraska Student Information System, Nebraska College System

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 25, 2012
geo: 
Lincoln , NE
United States
Extra Info: 

The University of Nebraska set up a webpage for more information on the breach: http://nebraska.edu/security

Records Breached: 

654,000

A University technical staff member discovered a breach on May 23.  Staff took steps to limit the breach and there was no clear evidence that any information was downloaded.  The Social Security numbers, addresses, grades, transcripts, housing and financial aid information for current and former University of Nebraska students may have been accessed.  The database also included the information of people who applied to the University of Nebraska, but may have not been admitted, and alumni information as far back as Spring of 1985.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Glade County Sheriff's Office

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 22, 2012
geo: 
Moore Haven , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

200 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Hackers accessed sensitive information from the Glade County Sheriff's Department.  Ten names with associated email addresses, plain-text passwords, and usernames were posted online.  The information of 192 prisoners was also posted, but most of it could already be found through public records.  Prisoner names, genders, birth dates, hair and eye colors, heights, weights, last known addresses, and other details were posted. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net

General Communication Inc. (GCI)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 24, 2012
geo: 
Anchorage , AK
United States
Records Breached: 

400

A former customer service representative gathered account information directly from two customers during telephone calls and later attempted to use the information for personal purchases.  GCI decided to notify all other customers who may have been contacted by the dishonest former employee and warn them to check their accounts for any unusual activity.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Serco, Inc., Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 25, 2012
geo: 
Reston , VA
United States
Records Breached: 

123,201

One of the computers used by the contractor Serco to support the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) was the target of a sophisticated cyber attack.  Thrift Savings Plan participants and others who received TSP payments may have had their information exposed. However, there is no evidence that the entire TSP network of 4.5 million participants was breached. A total of 43,587 participants may have had their Social Security numbers, names, and addresses compromised. An additional 80,000 may have had their Social Security numbers and no other information compromised.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Altrec, Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 24, 2012
geo: 
Redmond , OR
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Altrec discovered a potential information security incident involving the American Express credit cards of people who used the site. Customer information may have been compromised between June 2010 and March 2012.  The potential breach was discovered on May 7, but a detailed forensic investigation did not uncover any evidence of a security breach.  Customer names, addresses, American Express card account numbers, expiration dates, and four digit security codes were stored in Altrec's database and could have been exposed if anyone had accessed it.

Source: 
California Attorney General

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Health System

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 24, 2012
geo: 
Los Angeles , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The UCLA Health System placed an audit report on billing practices online in May.  It was later discovered that an employee had accidentally attached information containing the first name, last name, and five-digit billing code related to at least one patient's emergency department visit in May of 2011.  It is unclear how many people were affected and if others may have had additional information exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Boston Children's Hospital

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

Physicians Automated Laboratory

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 24, 2012
geo: 
Bakersfield , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

745 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An office burglary on or around March 26 resulted in the exposure of patient information.  Patient files containing names, phone numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and lab work were stolen from a laboratory. It is unclear why affected patients were not notified until two months after the incident.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Duane Reade

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 25, 2012
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Employees at two Duane Reade stores were caught participating in a credit card fraud ring.  One employee at each store was found to have used an unauthorized device to scan customer credit cards prior to processing them through the store's system. People who made purchases at the stores between October 1, 2011 and February 16, 2012 may have been affected.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

United States Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 22, 2012
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hackers from Anonymous claim to have leaked 1.7 gigabytes of data belonging to the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics.  The United States Bureau of Justice Statistics is part of the U.S. Department of Justice and analyzes data related to crimes in the U.S. The data file was posted on The Pirate Bay. It contained internal emails and the website's entire database.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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