Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 9, 2011
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

501 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The theft of paper records on or around June 28, 2011 resulted in the exposure of patient information.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Pure Med Spa, Brite Smile Brite Skin

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 6, 2012
geo: 
Las Vegas , NV
United States
Nevada US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A woman alerted a local news station to a stash of improperly disposed information.  Credit card applications, patient names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and possibly medical records were found sitting next to a dumpster in a parking lot.  The paperwork came from multiple organizations.  Among the organizations were two closed branches of Pure Med Spa and Brite Smile Brite Skin.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Isaac Miller Elementary School, Santa Maria-Benita School District

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 10, 2012
geo: 
Santa Maria , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A man noticed dozens of books and documents inside a dumpster near Miller Elementary.  The documents contained personal and financial information related to applications for free and recuded-price meals.  The books were new and federally-funded.  School officials claimed that the documents should have been shredded and recovered the documents and books. The books were donated.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

New York Police Department - 40th Precinct

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 4, 2012
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A precinct employee trashed a number of documents after they had been damaged by a flood in the basement of the building.  Dumpster divers found the documents and reported that they were readable.  The documents, which contained at least one domestic violence report, stolen property records, criminal complaints, and mug shots, were then recovered, secured, and presumably shredded.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

RIte Aid Corporation

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 12, 2012
geo: 
Harrisburg , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Records Breached: 

2,900 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The misplacement of paper documents resulted in the exposure of health and/or other personal information.  The breach was discovered on October 7, 2011.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.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
Illinois US
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

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
Alabama US
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

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
California US
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

Methodist Hospital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 9, 2011
geo: 
Houston , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Three people are accused of using cancer and transplant patient files from Methodist Hospital to make fraudulent purchases.  A dishonest employee took the birth dates and Social Security numbers of patients and passed them along to two co-conspirators.  The trio then opened accounts and took out loans in the names of at least five patients.  They face life in prison if convicted.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Veterans Administration Medical Center (Biloxi)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 16, 2011
geo: 
Biloxi , MS
United States
Mississippi US
Records Breached: 

1,814

The VA believes an employee's office at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Biloxi was inappropriately accessed without proper authorization on July 21.  A number of medical files with veteran names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other personal information like medical diagnoses were found spread on the office floor.  The breach could affect veterans, deceased veterans and VA employees in seven counties in southern Mississippi, four counties in southern Alabama, and seven counties in the Florida Panhandle. 

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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