Breach Types

Ameriprise notifies customers of online breach

Ameriprise Advisor Services, Inc. (formerly H&R Block Financial Advisors) notified the Maryland Attorney General’s Office on December 24 of a breach involving a third-party vendor. According to the notification (pdf), AASI uses a third-party vendor to provide clients with online access to their accounts (usernames and passwords). The unnamed vendor notified them on December...

MassMutual sent clients’ personal info to another client

Earlier this week, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company notified (pdf) the Maryland Attorney General’s Office that on January 6, it had inadvertently sent a report containing personal information to another client. The recipient immediately notified MassMutual of its error and reportedly shredded the document without further dissemination. The total number of individuals affected by...

JP: Hospital patient, staff info exposed on Internet

The personal information of 640 staff and inpatients of Bokuto Hospital in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, was exposed on the Internet via Winny file-sharing software a male clerical employee used on his home computer, the Tokyo metropolitan government said. The incident marked the first time the patient information of a metropolitan hospital was exposed on...

IN: Personal Info Of More Than 8,700 Posted On State Site

The Social Security Numbers of more than 8,700 current and former state employees were inadvertently posted on a state Web site last week, officials said. The information of 8,775 employees who had filed a worker’s compensation or disability claim between 2005 and 2008 was uploaded in a file to the Indiana Department of Administration’s...