Our Lady of Peace


Location

Louisville, KY
United States
38° 15' 15.2568" N, 85° 45' 33.8652" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 30, 2010
geo: 
Louisville, KY
United States
Records Breached: 

24,600

A flash drive containing personal information on 24,600 patients is missing from Our Lady of Peace psychiatric hospital. The drive contained the following information on patients admitted since 2002: patient names, room numbers, insurance company names and admission and discharge dates. It didn’t include diagnoses or treatments, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, telephone numbers or addresses for these patients.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Middle Township Municipal Hall


Location

Middle Township, NJ
United States
39° 3' 23.0004" N, 74° 51' 1.0008" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 12, 2010
geo: 
Middle Township, NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Personal information from Municipal Hall was found in a public dumpster. The information was not shredded and included police reports, Social Security numbers, home addresses, telephone numbers, names, and tax records. The improper disposal of information continued after the first dumpster discovery.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Carolina Center for Development and Rehabilitation


Location

Charlotte, NC
United States
35° 13' 37.5132" N, 80° 50' 35.2572" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 13, 2010
geo: 
Charlotte, NC
United States
Records Breached: 

1,590

After a doctor left office cleaning to his sons, they mistakenly threw out hundreds of medical records. The medical records were left in a public recycling bin and included medical histories, pictures of patients and Social Security numbers.

UPDATE (7/31/10): The psychologist has contacted 1,590 of his patients.

Source: 
NAID

Payday Loan Stores of Illinois, PLS Financial


Location

Chicago, IL
United States
41° 51' 0.1188" N, 87° 39' 0.1872" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 18, 2010
geo: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Records Breached: 

369

Payday Loan Stores (PLS) was fined $1,107,000 for failing to protect consumer information.  In April of 2010, three boxes of documents were found by police at a dumpster near a Payday Loan Store. According to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, "the discarded documents contained personal customer information, including Social Security numbers and copies of driver's licenses."

Source: 
NAID

California Men's Colony (CMC)


Location

San Luis Obispo, CA
United States
35° 16' 57.9072" N, 120° 39' 34.6176" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 21, 2010
geo: 
San Luis Obispo, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

8

An attorney mishandled the records of eight inmates who had been found guilty of murder. The names, criminal history, psychological evaluations, Social Security numbers and observations about their family relationships and behavior in prison were found in a public dumpster.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Empire Beauty School Inc.


Location

Brooklyn, NY
United States
40° 38' 60" N, 73° 57' 0" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 27, 2006
geo: 
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

1,132

The June 20 theft of a briefcase from an administrative employee's vehicle caused reports with the names and Social Security numbers of former students to be lost. A laptop was also stolen during the burglary, but it is unlikely that it had personal information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Liberty Tax Service


Location

Portsmouth, VA
United States
36° 50' 7.5336" N, 76° 17' 53.7864" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 13, 2010
geo: 
Portsmouth, VA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Personal tax documents were left exposed in a dumpster. The tax documents had Social Security numbers, addresses and financial information. The company did not reveal how the documents may have found their way into the dumpster, but said that it was against company policy to leave them exposed and intact. At least one person had their tax information from 2008 exposed.  The number of documents was described as "mounds".

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Washington State Employment Security Division


Location

Olympia, WA
United States
47° 2' 16.3464" N, 122° 54' 2.502" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 8, 2011
geo: 
Olympia, WA
United States
Records Breached: 

1,000

Authorities discovered that names and Social Security numbers of hundreds of Employment Security Division state employees were in the possession of a man who intended to misuse and profit from the information. The man was arrested and held on 50 counts of identity theft. It appears that the employee information was stolen from a car parked on the state Capital campus sometime in 2009. Authorities are still notifying those who were affected by incident.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Beebe Medical Center


Location

FL
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 2, 2011
geo: 
FL
United States
Extra Info: 

The theft occurred while the employee was traveling from a vacation somewhere in Florida.  People in Lewes, Delaware were affected.

Records Breached: 

113

An employee placed a briefcase with sensitive documents in her car. The briefcase was stolen from the employee's car on January 1. It contained the names and Medicaid numbers of patients seen at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Delaware. Only a small number of people who were seen between 2005 and 2009 were affected. Around 35 of the patients affected by the breach are deceased.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Eastern Illinois University


Location

Charleston, IL
United States
39° 29' 46.1256" N, 88° 10' 34.1472" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 9, 2011
geo: 
Las Vegas, NV
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Partially-shredded personnel records were dumped alongside a roadside. Names and Social Security numbers from University employees employed during 2002 were exposed.

A student employee from the Records Management Office had taken two bags of personnel documents for use in a prank.  Both bags were eventually found. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net
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