Los Angeles County Police Canine Association


Location

Los Angeles, CA
United States
34° 3' 8.0424" N, 118° 14' 37.266" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 28, 2012
geo: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

100 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The FBI is investigating an incident that resulted in the information of over 100 law enforcement officers being posted online.  Hackers obtained the names, addresses, and phone numbers of officers who are part of the Los Angeles County Police Canine Association (LACPCA).  Private emails from officers may have also been obtained.    

Source: 
Databreaches.net

New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG), Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E), Iberdrola USA


Location

Rochester, NY
United States
43° 9' 39.708" N, 77° 36' 39.3192" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 24, 2012
geo: 
Rochester, NY
United States
Extra Info: 

Affected customers may call 1-877-736-4495. More information can be found on the websites of the companies www.nyseg.com and www.rge.com.

Records Breached: 

878,000 NYSEG customers and 367,000 RG&E customers

An employee at a software development consulting firm that was contracted by Iberdrola USA, the parent company of both NYSEG and RG&E, allowed the information systems of clients to be accessed by an unauthorized party.  Customer Social Security numbers, birth dates, and in some cases, financial institution account numbers were exposed.  A total of 878,000 NYSEG customers and 367,000 RG&E electricity customers were affected.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Humboldt State University


Location

Arcata, CA
United States
40° 51' 59.4612" N, 124° 4' 58.224" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 14, 2012
geo: 
Arcata, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

5,700

The personal information of students was accidentally sent in an email attachment as a response to a request for data.  The mistake was noticed immediately and all copies of the file were removed from the system of the party requesting data.  Student names, addresses, and Social Security numbers were exposed. Humboldt State University warned students to be vigilant about phishing, but stated that it is unlikely the data was misused.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Opening Ceremony Online, LLC.


Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.6708" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 31, 2012
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Opening Ceremony discovered that an inadvertent breach of security resulted in the exposure of customer names, addresses, credit card numbers, credit card expiration dates, and credit card security codes.  The breach was discovered sometime in March and first occurred on or around February 16, 2012.

Source: 
California Attorney General

McDonald's


Location

Tulsa, OK
United States
36° 9' 14.3352" N, 95° 59' 33.99" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 9, 2012
geo: 
Tulsa, OK
United States
Records Breached: 

282

A dishonest McDonald's employee confessed to using a handheld skimming device for three weeks to capture drive-thru customer credit and debit card numbers. He then passed the information along to others who used the numbers to produce fraudulent cards and make purchases.  A total of 282 card numbers were discovered on a suspect's laptop.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Desmond Hotel


Location

Albany, NY
United States
42° 39' 9.2844" N, 73° 45' 22.4352" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 12, 2012
geo: 
Albany, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A foreign hacker accessed the information of guests who stayed at the hotel between May 21, 2011 and March 10, 2012.  An unspecified number of credit and debit card numbers with corresponding names were accessed, but their associated PINs were not compromised. 

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Accretive Health


Location

Roseville, MN
United States
45° 0' 21.8772" N, 93° 9' 23.7996" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 28, 2010
geo: 
Roseville, MN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An employee's laptop was stolen from a rental car that was left unattended in a restaurant parking lot.  The theft occurred on June 2, 2010.  The laptop was rendered inoperable within two hours of the discovery of the theft.  It contained data related to Fairview health system billing issues and was encrypted.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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


Location

San Diego, CA
United States
32° 42' 55.1844" N, 117° 9' 26.118" W
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

Cryptic Studios, Perfect World


Location

Los Gatos, CA
United States
37° 14' 8.9088" N, 121° 57' 44.55" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 25, 2012
geo: 
Los Gatos, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Cryptic Studios detected evidence of unauthorized access to a user database that occurred in December 2010.  Users may have had their account names, handles, encrypted versions of their passwords, dates of birth, email addresses, billing addresses, and partial credit card numbers exposed.  Some of the passwords that were exposed were decrypted.  Cryptic Studios reset all customer passwords that could have been affected after discovering the breach by performing security analysis.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center


Location

Augusta, GA
United States
33° 28' 27.2856" N, 82° 0' 34.812" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 1, 2012
geo: 
Augusta, GA
United States
Records Breached: 

824 (Partial Social Security numbers only)

The March 30 theft of a physician's laptop resulted in the exposure of personal information. The physician had violated VA policy by placing the personal information on his own laptop.  Veterans may have had the last four digits of their Social Security number, discharge date, and medical provider name exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
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