Heraeus Incorporated


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 6, 2011
geo: 
New York , NY
United States

The location listed is Heraeus Incorporated's headquarters.  The incident may have occurred elsewhere.

Records Breached: 

514

Breach Total Number: 
514
Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A steel cabinet was discovered missing on November 18.  The cabinet had a safe which contained IT data and software backup tapes.  Personal information on the backup tapes included names, Social Security numbers, addresses, financial account numbers, driver's license numbers, medical information and other personal information.  The cabinet was most likely thrown out during a cleaning.  If so, the cabinet and its contents would have been taken to a transfer station, crushed, and then transported to a landfill for further destruction and disposal.