Breach News for March 2014


Organizations Impacted by a Breach in March

LocationCompany#BreachedInformation ExposedCause of BreachDate
MassachusettsBoston Medical Center15,000Patients’ names, addresses, and medical information, including what drugs they were taking, but did not include Social Security numbers or financial informationVendor error03/2014
PennsylvaniaUPMC322Names, home addresses, Social Security numbers, wage information, birth dates and bank account and routing numbers
Property theft05/2014
NationalStatista50,000Email addresses and passwordsHack12/2013 - 03/2014
NationalSmuckers Online StoreUnknownCustomer name, address, email address, phone, credit or debit card number, expiration date, and verification code.Hack12/2012 - 01/2014
PennsylvaniaSands, Bethlehem CasinoUnknownCredit card information or bank account information, as well as Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other confidential information used to initiate a line of credit, for tax reporting purposes or for gaming. HackUnknown
PennsylvaniaSands CasinoUnknownCredit card information or bank account information, as well as Social Security Numbers, driver's license numbers and other confidential information used to initiate a line of credit for tax reporting purposes or for gamingHackUnknown
NationalSally Beauty25,000Payment card dataHack02/2013 - 03/2014
North DakotaNorth Dakota University300,000Names and Social Security numbersHack02/2013
NationalComixologyUnkownUsernames, emails and encrypted passwordsHackUnknown
ColoradoValley View Hospital5,400Names, addresses, and in some cases credit card numbers, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers and phone numbersHack09/2013 - 01/2014
MarylandService Coordination Inc9,700Social Security numbers and medical informationHack10/2013
MarylandJohns Hopkins University1,307Names, email addresses and phone numbers Hack03/2014
IllinoisAssisted Living Concepts43,600 Names, address, birth dates, Social Security numbers and pay information of current and former employeesHack12/2013 - 01/2014
OhioHealthsource of Ohio8,800Patients' dates of birth, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and some healthcare informationHack11/2013 - 12/2013
New YorkSyracuse Retired Police Officers Association300Names, addresses and Social Security numbers Employee error03/2014
VirginiaRichmond Fire Department400Names, Social Security numbersEmployee errorUnknown
NationalIRS20,000Names, Social Security numbers and addresses of employees

Employee error03/2014
New YorkNYC MTA15,000Social Security numbers, dates of birth, earnings information and other data.Employee error03/2014
MichiganCity of Detroit1,700Names, birth dates and Social Security Numbers for the current and former employees

Employee errorUnknown
CaliforniaLA County Public County Health168,500Patients’ names, medical and billing information and Social Security numbersComputer theft02/2014
CaliforniaUniversity of California, San Francisco10,000Names, dates of birth, mailing addresses, medical record numbers, health insurance ID numbers, and driver's license numbers

Computer theft01/2014
IndianaIndiana University146,000Names, addresses and Social Security numbers of students and recent graduates who attended the university on any campus from 2011 to 2014 was unsecured for more than 11 months An authentication point was not working correctly; data were accessed by Web crawlers, software that is used to improve Web searches.02/2014

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