Apr 162010
 

As noted here and elsewhere, the number of breaches reported in the media and other sources  declined in 2009 relative to 2008, but newly obtained data suggests that once again, there was much that we did not know.

During the period September 1 – December 31, 2009,   141 breach reports were received by the New York State Consumer Protection Board.  Of these 141 incidents,  100 were not disclosed in any of the media sources scoured by this site nor by any of the other states that routinely publish breach notifications they receive.

The following is a summary of the 100 breaches reported to NYS from September 1 – December 31 2009 that we did not already know about, organized by sector.  The number in each entry indicates the number of NYS residents affected, not the total number of individuals affected.  Unfortunately, NYS’s summary does not specify the exact type of PII involved in each incident.  On a positive note, there do not appear to be any huge breaches that we did not know about already.

Healthcare Sector: 12 reports

  • Beth Israel Medical Center – Stolen computer print‐outs – 54
  • HealthNow NY – Stolen laptop – 264
  • Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center – Stolen computer – 108
  • Lexington Center for Recovery – Stolen computer – 321
  • Victory Memorial Hospital – Lost or stolen print images – 380
  • Manhattan Management Services – Stolen mailbag – 108
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield– Unauthorized data transfer – TBD
  • Abbott Laboratories – Stolen computer – 7
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine – Missing USB drive – 319
  • CVS/Florida – Stolen computer – 2
  • Group Health Incorporated – Insider wrongdoing – 1
  • University of Rochester Medical Center – Insider wrongdoing – 136

Financial Sector: 36 reports

  • Evanston Capital Management – Inadvertent disclosure – “Several”
  • Capital One – Unauthorized access – 1
  • Capital One – Insider wrongdoing – 3,323
  • Capital One – Insider wrongdoing – 1
  • Capital One – Insider wrongdoing – 10
  • First Jersey Credit Union – Inadvertent disclosure – 19
  • Key Bank – Inadvertent disclosure – 13
  • Oppenheimer Funds – Inadvertent disclosure – 1
  • Oppenheimer Funds – Inadvertent disclosure – 1
  • Oppenheimer Funds – Inadvertent disclosure – 1
  • Lender’s Credit Services – Hacking – 1
  • Precision Mortgage – Hacking – 3
  • JP Morgan Chase – Insider wrongdoing – 392
  • JPMorgan Chase – Inadvertent disclosure – 1,822
  • Ally Bank – System change allowed customers to view others’ records – 2
  • Schroder Investment Management N.A. – Insider wrongdoing – 108
  • American Express – Mis‐mailed card statement – 1
  • HSBC – Unencrypted e‐mail w/personal information – 1
  • American Student Assistance – Insider wrongdoing – 3
  • Countrywide Home Loans – Insider wrongdoing – 1
  • First NLC Financial Services – Inadvertent disclosure – 3
  • Bank of America Home Loans – Insider wrongdoing – 1
  • Vanguard Group – Inadvertent disclosure – 1
  • Modern Bank, NA – Inadvertent disclosure – 3
  • Fannie Mae – Inadvertent disclosure – 1
  • Wells Fargo – Insider wrongdoing – 1,023
  • Equifax Mortgage Services – Inadvertent disclosure – 2
  • Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation – Inadvertent disclosure – 7
  • Beneficial New York Inc. – Inadvertent disclosure – 9
  • Household Finance Realty Corporation of New York – Inadvertent disclosure – 11
  • Commonwealth Equity Services – Inadvertent disclosure – 1
  • Chemung Trust – Hacking – 3
  • Legend Equities Corporation – Stolen computer – 41
  • Experian – Unauthorized access – 1*
  • Experian – Unauthorized access – 4*
  • Penn Credit Corporation – Insider wrongdoing – 38

* Note:  Experian made three separate notifications of unauthorized access incidents, all dated December 10.  Because one such report was also made to Maryland’s AG and had previously been noted on this site, only two reports are shown here.

Business Sector: 36 reports:

  • Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP – Hacking incident, insider wrongdoing – 37
  • Ahtna Technical Services, Inc. – Stolen hard drive – 268
  • Culinary Academy of Long Island and Culinary Academy of New York – Stolen laptop – 1,600
  • BellSouth Telecommunications – Insider wrongdoing – 1
  • Shaftesbury Films – Stolen computer – 2
  • Jack’s Camera Shop – Unauthorized acquisition – 31
  • Flextronics International – Unauthorized access to laptop – 719
  • Kinokuniya Bookstore – Stolen computer – 1
  • SanDisk – Stolen laptop – 6
  • Nordstrom – Inadvertent disclosure – 1
  • Musicstack.com – Hacking – 48
  • AmeriGas Propane – Under investigation – 1
  • Air Berlin – Hacking – 2
  • Mobile Tech Int’l – Hacking – 1
  • Hdtracks.com – Hacking – TBD
  • Walt Disney Imagineering – Stolen computer – 9
  • Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge – Stolen computer – 1
  • BioQuip Products – Hacking – 6
  • Ethicalsuperstore.com – Hacking – 3
  • Olympiacos – Hacking – 10
  • CTI Paper – Hacking – 37
  • Guitar Center Stores – Insider wrongdoing – 2
  • Samuel Leone – Stolen computer – 88
  • Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance – Inadvertent disclosure – 1
  • Bechtel – Inadvertent disclosure – 1
  • Lookout Services, Inc. – Inadvertent disclosure – 1
  • La Luna Mexican Restaurant/Okla – Hacking – 18
  • Handlery Hotel – Hacking – 19
  • Ramada Inn – Hacking – 88
  • Spezia Bracco – Hacking – 82
  • Redstone American Grill – Hacking – 38
  • Ocean Grill – Hacking – 174
  • Holiday Inn/KY – Hacking – 619
  • Interstate Hotel – Theft – 4
  • Starwood Hotels – Hacking – 393*
  • Harbour Towers – Stolen computer – 2

*Note: It is not totally clear to me whether this incident is related to a report in January, here.

Education Sector: 5 reports

  • New York City College of Technology – Inadvertent disclosure – 71
  • Rochester Institute of Technology – Stolen laptop – 8
  • Baruch College – Inadvertent disclosure – 4
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Insider wrongdoing – 9
  • CollegeInvest – Inadvertent disclosure – 4

Government Sector: 5 reports

  • NYS Workers’ Compensation Board – Hacking, Inadvertent Disclosure – 37,000
  • NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs – Stolen thumb drive – 7
  • NYS Dept of Taxation – Inadvertent disclosure – 1
  • NYS Department of Civil Service – Inadvertent disclosure – 475
  • NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance – Inadvertent disclosure – 500

Miscellaneous (Non-profits, etc.):  6 reports

  • Search for Change – Insider wrongdoing – 2
  • Services for the Underserved – Lost portable thumb drive – 175
  • NYS Society of CPAs – Insider wrongdoing – 4
  • LECC, LLC – Stolen laptop – 1*
  • ResCare – Stolen computer – 2,187
  • Resource Center for Independent Living – Stolen laptop – 4

Note:  included here because I’m not sure I know what LECC they are referring to.

Needless to say, I have gone somewhat bleary-eyed working my way through the logs, so if you spot any errors or corrections, please use the Comments section on this site to note them. If you read this elsewhere, please do not assume that I will see comments posted on other sites.

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