BNSF Railway Company


Location

Fort Worth, TX
United States
32° 43' 31.4724" N, 97° 19' 15.06" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 9, 2012
geo: 
Fort Worth, TX
United States
Records Breached: 

100

Around 100 BNSF Railway employees in North Dakota and adjacent states have reported fraudulent Paypal accounts and credit cards being opened in their names. it is unclear how long this issue has been occurring, what sensitive employee information may have been accessed, and how the information was accessed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Acronis


Location

Woburn, MA
United States
42° 28' 45.3432" N, 71° 9' 8.1972" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 9, 2012
geo: 
Woburn, MA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A technical error caused a spreadsheet containing an unspecified number of email addresses and upgrade serial numbers to be indexed by search engines.  The email addresses from the spreadsheet were not accompanied with any personal information.  The spreadsheet was downloaded by 14 different IP addresses and the owners of those IP addresses were contacted.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Suddenlink Communications, AAT Communications


Location

Overland Park, KS
United States
38° 58' 56.0208" N, 94° 40' 14.8512" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 23, 2012
geo: 
Overland Park, KS
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On February 24, 2012, law enforcement notified Suddenlink management of an incident involving a former employee.  The employee had obtained the personal information of individuals who worked at Suddenlink and AAT Communications between May 22, 2006 and July 21, 2006.  Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, wage information, and banking information may have been exposed.  The former employee was using the information for fraudulent purposes and an investigation uncovered isolated instances of information misuse between 2006 and 2012.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Rhode Island


Location

Kingston, RI
United States
41° 28' 49.3644" N, 71° 31' 21.216" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 27, 2012
geo: 
Kingston, RI
United States
Extra Info: 

The University of Rhode Island released a notice on their website here: http://www.uri.edu/datanotice/

Records Breached: 

1,000

Students and faculty who were associated with the University of Rhode island after April of 2007 may have had their personal information exposed.  The information was placed on a server that was not set-up or intended to be used for storing sensitive information.  The information was on the College of Business Administration's computer server and included names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, hire year, rank, and limited compensation information.  The information was discovered to be publicly accessible on July 31.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems


Location

Colombus, OH
United States
39° 57' 40.2336" N, 82° 59' 55.6584" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 20, 2012
geo: 
Colombus, OH
United States
Records Breached: 

1,755 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers accessed and posted sensitive information from an official Yamaha music website.  A total of eight administrator accounts, as well as 1,755 email addresses and plain-text passwords were exposed.  

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Boston Water and Sewer Commission


Location

Boston, MA
United States
42° 21' 30.3516" N, 71° 3' 35.1828" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 6, 2012
geo: 
Boston, MA
United States
Extra Info: 

Those with questions may call (617)-989-7800.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

A contractor working for Boston Water and Sewer Commission misplaced a hard drive.  The hard drive may have contained customer names, account numbers, meter numbers, phone numbers, addresses, and other information the utility organization recorded. Residents were also warned to be aware of possible calls from people pretending to be from the Commission.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

U.S. Postal Service


Location

Miami, FL
United States
25° 47' 20.2884" N, 80° 13' 35.1804" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 14, 2012
geo: 
Miami, FL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A man shot and killed a postal worker in December of 2010 in order to steal his master key. The key was then used by the the man and his partner to access apartment complex mailboxes in the North Miami-Dade area.  An unknown number of people then became victims of tax refund fraud.

The man was found guilty of 14 counts of homicide, carjacking, robbery, possession of a firearm, and aggravated identity theft in September of 2012.  He faces a sentence of up to life in prison.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Apex Laboratory


Location

Farmingdale, NY
United States
40° 43' 57.36" N, 73° 26' 43.4436" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 27, 2012
geo: 
Farmingdale, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Apex Laboratory learned from law enforcement investigators on July 30 that an unauthorized party or parties accessed their computer systems.  Patients may have had their names, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, gender, and insurance identification numbers were exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Northwest Florida State College


Location

Niceville, FL
United States
30° 31' 0.7104" N, 86° 28' 55.8192" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 10, 2012
geo: 
Niceville, FL
United States
Records Breached: 

279,000 (At least 200,050 SSNs exposed)

An internal review revealed a hack of Northwest College servers.  One or more hackers accessed at least one folder in the server between May 21, 2012 and September 24, 2012.  Over 3,000 employees, 76,000 Northwest College student records, and 200,000 students eligible for Bright Future scholarships in 2005-06 and 2006-07 were affected.  Bright Future scholarship data included names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, ethnicity, and genders.  Current and former employees that have used direct deposit anytime since 2002 may have had some information exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

PST Services, Inc., Litton and Giddings Radiological Associates, P.C.


Location

Springfield, MT
United States
27° 32' 54.2904" N, 99° 29' 3.2388" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 11, 2012
geo: 
Springfield, MT
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Litton and Giddings' janitorial service, PST Services, failed to shred patient billing records before sending them to a Springfield recycling company.  The records may have been viewed by unauthorized parties before being destroyed at the recycling center.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
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