V.A. Medical Center


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 8, 2011
geo: 
Aiken , SC
United States

Please call (706) 729-5893 for more information.

Records Breached: 

2,600

Breach Total Number: 
2 600
Source: 
Databreaches.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A V.A. employee may have thrown the personal information of over 2,600 veterans into the trash. The breach was originally discovered over a month before the official notification and reported by a news channel. The V.A. admitted that appointment records with Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other information were accidentally thrown into the trash instead of being shredded. The records were from January 2010 through January 2011.  All veterans from that period were contacted, but not all were affected.