City of Cleveland, Texas

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 18, 2011
geo: 
Cleveland , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

10

Someone found 10 completed job applications in a public recycling dumpster. The applicants had applied for a position as a municipal court judge with the city of Cleveland and had been rejected. The applications included names, Social Security numbers, contact information, driver's license numbers, reference contact information and other information typically found on a job application.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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

LA Boxing

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 27, 2011
geo: 
Ahwatukee , AZ
United States
Arizona US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Someone threw out hundreds of customer documents after the local LA Boxing was taken over by corporate.  The documents were found and reported by someone who witnessed another person going through the dumpster.  Names, addresses, credit card numbers and account numbers of people who were once gym members were left in a dumpster.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Indiana Regional Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 3, 2011
geo: 
Indiana , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Records Breached: 

500 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A former employee stole more than 500 patient records for the purpose of using them as evidence in a legal dispute with a physician.  The theft occurred in September of 2010 and included the medical information of three or four patients, as well as administrative information related to hundreds of other patients.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 7, 2011
geo: 
Greer , SC
United States
South Carolina US
Extra Info: 

Patients of Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital who received services between 1990 and 1999 may call 1-888-558-2228 for more information.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Exposed boxes of patient information were reported to Greenville Hospital System on December 31, 2010 by someone wishing to remain anonymous.  The boxes were in a storage structure behind the building of an abandoned hospital.  The hospital was Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital; it closed in August of 2008. Greenville Hospital System collected the boxes and notified patients in February.  The 22 boxes contained information from Allen Bennett Memorial dating from 1990 to 1999.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Northwestern Counseling and Support Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 23, 2011
geo: 
St. Albans , VT
United States
Vermont US
Records Breached: 

12

A thief stole a petty cash lockbox from Northwestern Counseling's office sometime between June 18 and June 27.  The lockbox contained cash, as well as itemized receipts with client Social Security numbers.  Affected clients were notified of the breach in early July.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Avalon Centers

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 27, 2011
geo: 
Depew , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

172 

A former judge was arrested for making false statements to a federal agent.  The former judge was attempting to reopen an eating-disorder clinic and tossed old records into a nearby dumpster in June of 2010.  Authorities found 15 to 20 boxes of papers with patient names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, medical complaints, medical diagnosis, treatment information and other health information.  When a federal agent asked the former judge about the boxes, he responded that they contained business information without any sensitive medical information.

Source: 
Media

North Macomb PLUS Office, Southwest Macomb PLUS Office

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 1, 2011
geo: 
MI
United States
Michigan US
Records Breached: 

14,000 (Unknown number of Social Security numbers)

Almost 14,000 documents related to drivers license and state identification applications were stolen from two separate offices over a total of two years.  The applications included names, dates of birth, addresses, and in some cases Social Security numbers.  The documents were stolen in May or June from secured areas at the North Macomb PLUS Office in Chesterfield Township and from the Southwest Macomb PLUS Office in Warren.  The information dates back to 2009.

Source: 
Databreaches.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

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