Eagleton School, Castro School, Munroe School

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 17, 2013
geo: 
Morrison , CO
United States
Colorado US
Records Breached: 

100 (No Social Security numbers or financial information reported)

The theft of a nurse's suitcase resulted in the exposure of student medical information.  The suitcase contained a thumb drive.  The theft occurred on October 5 and about 100 parents received notification of the breach.  Medications and other health-related information were on the thumb drive.  Addresses and Social Security numbers were not included in the compromised data.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

BW Arthritis and Rheumatology, Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Health Inc, Padder Health Service, LLC

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 18, 2013
geo: 
Glen Burnie , MD
United States
Maryland US
Records Breached: 

55

Four people face charges related to misusing patient information to make more than $750,000 of fraudulent purchases.  At least two of the people worked at medical offices and at least one had direct access to a health care database.  One of the dishonest employees worked at Paddar Health Service between June of 2010 and February of 2012 and at BW Arthritis and Rheumatology between February of 2012 and February of 2013.  Another dishonest employee worked at Good Samaritan Hospital from July of 2008 to July of 2010.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Long Island Rail Road

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 18, 2013
geo: 
Long Island , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Ticket vending machines associated with Long Island Rail Road were discovered to have been compromised.  Customers who used their debit and credit cards at the machines may have had their information recorded and used to create fraudulent payment cards.  Tiny cameras were placed on the machines and hidden in thin black strips.  A total of seven machines in Bayside, Garden City, Great Neck, Greenvale, and Merillon Avenue were compromised.

Source: 
Media

Allina Health

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 28, 2013
geo: 
Minneapolis , MN
United States
Minnesota US
Records Breached: 

3,800 (No Social Security numbers reported)

Roughly 3,800 patients were affected by a breach that involved a former employee at the Inver Grove Heights clinic.  The employee worked as a certified medical assistant and viewed patient records without permission between February of 2010 and September of 2013.  Patients who were seen at any location within Allina Health's system may have had their demographic, clinical, and health insurance information viewed.  The employee also had access to the last four digits of patients' Social Security numbers.  

Source: 
Media

NBC Sports Group

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 25, 2013
geo: 
Stamford , CT
United States
Connecticut US
Extra Info: 

Those with questions may call (203) 356-2720.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

The August 24 theft of two laptops resulted in the exposure of personal information.  The laptops were stolen in Northern California and it is unclear whether employees, clients, or general consumers were affected.  Names, Social Security numbers, driver's licence numbers, and dates of birth were exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

HealthFitness, Gerdau

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 28, 2013
geo: 
Minneapolis , MN
United States
Minnesota US
Extra Info: 

Those who may have been affected may call (877) 371-7902.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

HealthFitness informed Gerdau of a laptop theft that exposed the information of Gerdau employees and employee dependents.  HealthFitness administors Gerdau's health management and wellness program.  The laptop contained Social Security numbers, employee names, spouse names, dates of birth, and health plan elections.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

AHMC Healthcare, Inc.

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 22, 2013
geo: 
Alhambra , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 
Records Breached: 

729,000 (about 73,000 Social Security numbers exposed)

The October 12 office theft of two laptops resulted in the exposure of patient information from a number of facilities.  Authorities believe a well-known transient was responsible for the thefts.  San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, Garfield Medical Center, Moneterey Park Hospital, Whittier Hospital Medical Center, Greater El Monte Community Hospital, and Anaheim Regional Medical Center patients were affected. Names, Social Security numbers, diagnosis and procedure codes, insurance identification numbers, and insurance payments were exposed.

Source: 
Media

Emerald Garden, Tampa General Hospital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 30, 2013
geo: 
Clearwater , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An investigation uncovered sensitive information from Emerald Garden and Tampa General Hospital patients.  A dishonest Emerald Garden employee was arrested in May and sentenced to 37 months in prison for conspiring to misuse the information to file tax refunds.  A contact at Tampa General Hospital also supplied patient information.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Phoenix Medical Group

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 4, 2013
geo: 
Laurel , NJ
United States
New Jersey US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A dishonest employee accessed and misused patient information sometime between January of 2009 and March of 2012.  Social Security numbers and dates of birth were taken to file fraudulent tax returns. The former employee pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government property and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Samaritan Family Medicine Resident Clinic, Samaritan Health System

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 4, 2013
geo: 
Corvallis , OR
United States
Oregon US
Records Breached: 

1,222 (20 Social Security numbers reported)

A patient discovered a stack of unshredded medical documents in a publicly accessible dumpster near the medical offices on Samaritan Drive.  Prescriptions, diagnoses, and other sensitive medical information could have been accessed.  The breach occurred in July and an employee removed the information soon after the incident.

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services fined Samaritan $1,000 for the breach.  Samaritan will pay a full fine of $5,000 if it fails to comply with Oregon's confidential records laws during the next five years.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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