University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Type of organization: 
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Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 1, 2011
geo: 
Chapel Hill , NC
United States
Records Breached: 

30 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Someone broke into the UNC-Chapel Hill judicial office and took the files of 30 students. The break-in was discovered at the beginning of the day on Monday. University student affairs officials contacted each of the students who had their records stolen.

UPDATE (8/9/2011): A suspect was caught. He was arrested on charges of breaking-and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Law Office of Ashley Bell, Department of Family and Children Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 16, 2011
geo: 
Gainesville , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Sensitive client files were found in a newspaper recycling bin at The Gainesville Times.  The files were related to the physical and sexual abuse of juveniles and client Social Security and phone numbers were exposed.  The breach may have been caused by a college intern who disposed of the files inappropriately.  Some files were as recent as 2009, but all cases were closed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Hazleton Community Ambulance Association

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Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 23, 2011
geo: 
Hazleton , PA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of sheets were found inside of folders in improperly discarded boxes.  The sheets were easily visible and accessible through sliding doors on either side of the dumpster and a firefighter alerted a local newspaper

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Indalex

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Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 25, 2011
geo: 
Modesto , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An abandoned Indalex plant still contained personnel records. Employee names, Social Security numbers, medical records, addresses, and other sensitive information were exposed when scavengers looking for aluminum and other materials ravaged the abandoned plant.  The plant was closed in 2008 and Indalex filed for bankruptcy in 2009.  Indalex received clearance from a bankruptcy court to officially abandon the plant in 2010.  The damage was discovered when 40 workers from the Stanislaus County jail alternative work program cleared the plant. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Eaton Group

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 27, 2011
geo: 
Baton Rouge , LA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A local news team was alerted to a group of scattered documents near a lake and an interstate.  Most of the documents were labeled with an "Eaton Group" stamp.  The owner of the law group and collection service was not sure how the documents came to be exposed rather than properly disposed of.  The court case documents exposed names, Social Security numbers, addresses, bank statements, bank account numbers, Mastercard account numbers, and other sensitive information.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 28, 2011
geo: 
Oakland , CA
United States
Extra Info: 

Patients with questions may call 1 (877) 371-7902.

Records Breached: 

1,800 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The July 27 theft of a binder exposed patient information.  The binder contained surgical patient labels from August 2004 to July 2011, corresponding dates of birth, and medical record numbers.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Indigo Joes'

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 26, 2011
geo: 
Shelby , AL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The information of hundreds of people was discovered in a trash storage location.  The documents appear to be connected to employees of a defunct restaurant named Indigo Joes'.  Paycheck stubs, Social Security numbers, Driver's licenses, and other personal information were discovered.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Kunz Opera House

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 3, 2011
geo: 
Pinckneyville , IL
United States
Extra Info: 

ER patients in Metropolis and Staunton who saw Dr. Tim Mathis may have been affected.

Records Breached: 

4200 (Unknown number SSNs)

A physician kept 14 boxes of medical records from former patients in the front window of his building.  A fire that struck the building, the Kunz Opera House, damaged the records and personal property.  Some records were found in the street.  An unspecified number of the damaged records were then buried in a secure location. 

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 4, 2011
geo: 
Philadelphia , PA
United States
Extra Info: 

The Hospital's notice can be read here.

Records Breached: 

3,150 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

On September 6, X-ray films were stolen from the Hospital by thieves posing as representatives of an X-ray recycling vendor.  The thieves were most likely looking to strip the silver from the old films.  If any information had been taken from the X-rays it would include patient names, gender, dates of birth, dates of services, medical record numbers, and areas x-rayed. 

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Harvard University Health Services, Anna Jacques Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, Saints Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 4, 2011
geo: 
MA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Two men were arrested for posing as employees of an X-ray removal company in order to steal old X-ray films.  The two men hit multiple locations.  It is believed that their primary focus was the silver contained in the films, however patient medical and personal information was also linked to the X-ray films.  Around 1,000 X-rays were stolen from Harvard University Health Services and a barrel of X-rays was taken from Anna Jaques Hospital.  The men were charged with conspiracy and larceny from a building.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

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