Jackson Hewitt

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 6, 2011
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

100

A woman found tax return information lying on the ground in front of an abandoned Jackson Hewitt on or around October 22. Hundreds of documents were exposed. The building owner called a shredding company to dispose of the documents, but ended up leaving them outdoors until the disposal company arrived.  The person responsible claimed that all the records were over four years old and were difficult to transport from the office.  The paperwork came from the Jackson Hewitt office at 1734 Divisadero St.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Comfort Inn & Suites

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 21, 2012
geo: 
San Antonio , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

500

Police officers discovered a large number of credit card receipts and other items during a traffic stop in June of 2011.  The driver was then arrested and admitted to using stolen credit card receipts from Comfort Inn & Suites to make fraudulent credit cards.  He had stolen around 500 receipts and successfully used two counterfeit credit cards.  He was sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $3,606 in restitution.

UPDATE (03/22/2012): Additional credit card receipts were found and connected to Brownsville, Texas.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Affordable Medical and Surgical Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 27, 2012
geo: 
Overland Park , KS
United States
Kansas US
Records Breached: 

1,000

A woman found over 1,000 detailed abortion records in a dumpster when she went to dump her recycling near a local elementary school.  The records included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, telephone numbers, emergency family contacts, patient health histories, number of children, term of pregnancies, number of previous abortions, reasons for failing to go through with the abortion procedures, and fees paid for the procedures. Many of the records were from 2001 and 2002.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

St. Joseph's Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 31, 2012
geo: 
Stockton , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A storeroom window at Saint Joseph's HealthCare Clinical Laboratory (HCCL) was discovered broken on February 2, 2012.  Two storage boxes containing HCCL lab requisition forms were missing from the center.  People who received laboratory services between October 24, 2011 and November 18, 2011, between December 13, 2012 and January 5, 2012, and also between January 17, 2012 and January 31, 2012, may have had their names, Social Security numbers, phone numbers, addresses, and insurance information exposed.

Source: 
California Attorney General

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 6, 2012
geo: 
Lawrence , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Two masked men stole several bags of documents and records from a state courier truck outside the Lawrence Registry of Motor Vehicle (RMV) branch on Wednesday April 4.  However, the trash included records from the Wilmington branch of the RMV. Registration transactions, duplicate titles, crash reports, citation payments, rebate requests, and municipal parking records from transactions that occurred between Friday March, 30 and Monday, April 2 were stolen.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 7, 2012
geo: 
Lodi , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

100

A payment drop box was broken into sometime during the weekend of March 5. Customers who used the box around that time may have had their banking institution information, check account numbers, addresses, names, phone numbers, and driver's license numbers stolen.  PG&E will change the account numbers and passwords of customers who had their information stolen.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Ayuda Medical Case Management

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 20, 2012
geo: 
Castroville , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

2,000

Thousands of patient records were found in an unsecured trash can.  They contained names, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, medical conditions, and treatment information.  The boxes of medical records were traced to Ayuda, whose owner claimed to have been doing little or no business after losing a state contract in September.  The boxes were auctioned off after the owner failed to pay the rental fee on a storage unit. 

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Family Chiropractic Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 20, 2012
geo: 
Kokomo , IN
United States
Indiana US
Records Breached: 

450 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Between 400 and 450 medical records were stolen from a chiropractic clinic during a January 2 burglary.  Files for patients with last names ending in DOD through DRI; ending in ELL through GAT; and ending in GIF through HAL and who had been to the clinic since January 1, 2008 were taken.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Open MRI of Chicago, Nation Wise Machine Buyers

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 12, 2012
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

2,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The improper disposal of paper documents resulted in the exposure of health and/or other personal information.  The breach was discovered on September 6, 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

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