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

Portsmouth Hospital

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

Unknown

A man tried to steal X-rays.  Investigators believe he wanted the X-rays for the tiny amount of silver inside rather than the protected health information of patients.  The incident may have been related to other thefts in the Massachusetts and New Hampshire areas. 

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Sawicki and Phelps

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 18, 2011
geo: 
Minneapolis , MN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

  Detailed medical information was discovered on the back of a drawing from a student of Hale Elementary.  An attorney from Sawicki and Phelps donated the firm's old paper to her child's school. A local news team contacted the school after discovering the incident and additional pieces of paper were collected and stored in a secure location.  The number of people affected was not revealed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

University of Kansas (KU)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 2, 2011
geo: 
Lawrence , KS
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Documents containing the personal information of current and former student housing residents was stolen during a burglary at the Department of Student Housing office on November 30.  Names, dates of birth, apartment numbers, email addresses, KU ID numbers, and other information, some of it related to student dependents, were on the documents.  The number of affected students was not revealed, but those who were affected were told to be cautious of identity theft.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Dentistry at the Crest

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 3, 2011
geo: 
Aurora , CO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of sensitive dental patient records were found by a street sweeper.  They were scattered near a dumpster behind a shopping center.  The records appear to be from a dental practice in Lone Tree, a 20 mile journey.  The party responsible for the breach is unknown.  Billing records with patient names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and addresses were exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Summit Medical Group, Emory Family Practice, Fountain City Family Physicians, Office of Dr. Kenneth Reese

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 28, 2011
geo: 
Knoxville , TN
United States
Extra Info: 

Patients at the Summit Medical Group medical centers at Deane Hill and Northshore Drive were affected.  Affected patients may call 865-212-0116.

Records Breached: 

750 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The September 4 theft of documents from an employee's car resulted in the exposure of patient names and diagnoses.  The car was parked at the employee's home.  Summit Medical Group account numbers, dates of birth, primary physician's names, names of hospitals, and dates of discharges were exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Franklin County Children Services, Parenthesis Family Advocates

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 3, 2011
geo: 
Columbus , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A boxes of files were found by a recycling bin.  The files contained sensitive information from children with Franklin County Children Services.  Medical information, criminal records and other personal documents were left out in the open.  The papers have been linked to someone with access to Parenthesis' documents; however the cause of the breach is unknown.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
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

St. Louis University (SLU)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 14, 2011
geo: 
St. Louis , MO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Someone noticed a pile of discarded paperwork and informed a local news station after it had not been removed within a week. Documents with the personal information of dozens of former St. Louis University students were exposed near a dumpster in a back alley.  Most appeared to date back to the mid 1990's and correspond to library fines for late or lost books.  An SLU security team picked up the papers after hearing about the incident.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Pages

Showing 11-20 of 523 results
Subscribe to PHYS