Instant Tax Service

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 18, 2011
geo: 
Anderson , IN
United States
Indiana US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A pile of burned tax documents was found outside of Instant Tax Service.  Names, Social Security numbers, wages and contact information were still visible on the documents.  Employees denied that they were responsible and claimed that their office possessed a shredder.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 21, 2011
geo: 
Portland , OR
United States
Oregon US
Records Breached: 

50 (Between 50 and 75)

Between 50 and 75 patient ID cards were lost in January. Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other personal information were on the cards. The cards had previously been mailed to the wrong addresses and were being stored in the hospital's enrollment office.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Lone Star Business Solutions

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 22, 2011
geo: 
Wichita , KS
United States
Kansas US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Thousands of personnel documents were found in a dumpster.  W-4 forms, employment applications, and other employee documents were found by the news team FactFinder 12.  Social Security numbers, addresses, and phone numbers of people across the country were exposed.  It appears that the files were dumped because the office was closing.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Killeen Independent School District (KISD)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 26, 2011
geo: 
Killeen , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

58

A man found student documents near a freeway. A list of student names and their Social Security numbers was found; but it is unclear if teacher evaluations and grade books were also found. KISD said that there were no specific policies for shredding confidential KISD information.

UPDATE (4/13/2011):  Notification letters were sent to the homes of 58 students. The Social Security numbers of those students may have been exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Trinity Medical Center (Montclair Baptist Medical Center)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 3, 2011
geo: 
Birmingham , AL
United States
Alabama US
Records Breached: 

4,500

A former employee woman was caught stealing patient information for the purpose of identity theft.  Hundreds of pages of information with patient names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and some medical information such as scheduled procedure were found at the employee's woman's residential address. The information is from stolen surgery schedules and was taken between March 22 and April 1.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

The VA Caribbean Healthcare System

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 9, 2011
geo: 
San Juan , PR
United States
Puerto Rico US
Extra Info: 

Veteran patients with questions may call 855-735-8888.

Records Breached: 

6,006 (1,691 people received credit monitoring services)

Veterans and staff had their personal information left unsecured in an open area in the San Juan VA Medical Center. Some of the information included patient care assignment documents with names and Social Security numbers an counseling letters.  It is not clear what type of staff information was exposed.  The information was supposed to have been shredded.

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

Xavier University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 16, 2011
geo: 
Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Sensitive student athlete medical records were misplaced by a coach who was transplanting them to an athletic event.  A recently released prisoner found the documents and attempted to sell them back to the University for $20,000.  The man was caught, pled guilty to extortion, and was sentenced to two years in prison.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Good Samaritan Hospital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 20, 2011
geo: 
Baltimore , MD
United States
Maryland US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A man posing as a vendor took two barrels of old X-ray film.  The film contained medical data from over five years ago.  It had been put aside for destruction or recycling.  Authorities believe the thief wanted to extract the silver contained in the films.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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