Blockbuster


Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.6708" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 8, 2005
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of files were dumped in clear garbage bags on the street. Recent membership applications revealed customer names, birth dates, addresses, phone numbers, driver's license numbers, credit card number, credit card expiration date and signatures. For some strange reason, the applications also included customer Social Security numbers. The files were dumped after the store went out of business.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Kern Medical Center


Location

Bakersfield, CA
United States
35° 22' 23.8512" N, 119° 1' 7.3668" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 19, 2010
geo: 
Bakersfield, CA
United States
Extra Info: 

Six other health facilities were fined. Each of the other six incidents involved fewer than 10 records and only the Kern incidents are included in the total.

Records Breached: 

596

The California Department of Public Health fined Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CA, $250,000 for allegedly keeping patient records in an outside, unlocked locker, allowing for the theft of 596 patient records in 2009. For several months in 2009 a Kern Medical Center employee placed the daily lab reports in the broken locker outside the hospital until they were stolen one night.

Source: 
Media

Department of Veteran's Affairs


Location

Dallas, TX
United States
32° 48' 10.638" N, 96° 46' 11.7228" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 21, 2010
geo: 
Dallas, TX
United States
Records Breached: 

140 (No full SSNs reported)

The names, Social Security numbers and treatment locations of about 140 veterans were mixed in with other paperwork. The paperwork was sent to an EEOC office and viewed by multiple persons there. It appears that the names should not have been visible.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

U.S. Postal Service


Location

St. Louis, MO
United States
38° 38' 49.1676" N, 90° 13' 29.8812" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 19, 2011
geo: 
St. Louis, MO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The back door of a contractor truck popped open during its journey between a St. Louis distribution center and Memphis, Tennessee. Hundreds of pieces of U.S. mail were scattered across 70 miles of highway.  A recovery effort was launched by police officers and postal workers within 24 hours. Most of the mail included statements and bills that were headed for the West Coast.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

V.A. Medical Center


Location

Aiken, SC
United States
33° 33' 37.5012" N, 81° 43' 10.3908" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 8, 2011
geo: 
Aiken, SC
United States
Extra Info: 

Please call (706) 729-5893 for more information.

Records Breached: 

2,600

A V.A. employee may have thrown the personal information of over 2,600 veterans into the trash. The breach was originally discovered over a month before the official notification and reported by a news channel. The V.A. admitted that appointment records with Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other information were accidentally thrown into the trash instead of being shredded. The records were from January 2010 through January 2011.  All veterans from that period were contacted, but not all were affected.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Indiana Regional Medical Center


Location

Indiana, PA
United States
40° 37' 17.238" N, 79° 9' 9.126" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 3, 2011
geo: 
Indiana, PA
United States
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

St. Louis University (SLU)


Location

St. Louis, MO
United States
38° 37' 37.2108" N, 90° 11' 57.8544" W
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

Law Office of Ashley Bell, Department of Family and Children Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)


Locations

Gainsville, FL
United States
29° 39' 5.8824" N, 82° 19' 29.3736" W
Gainesville, FL
United States
29° 39' 5.8824" N, 82° 19' 29.3736" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 16, 2011
geo: 
Gainesville, FL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Sensitive client files were found in a newspaper recycling bin at The Gainesville Times.  The files were related to the physical and sexual abuse of juveniles and client Social Security and phone numbers were exposed.  The breach may have been caused by a college intern who disposed of the files inappropriately.  Some files were as recent as 2009, but all cases were closed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)


Location

Chicago, IL
United States
41° 52' 41.2104" N, 87° 37' 47.2728" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 9, 2011
geo: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Records Breached: 

501 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The theft of paper records on or around June 28, 2011 resulted in the exposure of patient information.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Gila County Health and Emergency Services (Payson WIC Office)


Location

Payson, AZ
United States
34° 13' 51.1248" N, 111° 19' 30.4896" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 7, 2012
geo: 
Payson, AZ
United States
Records Breached: 

1,000

A woman found thousands of applications for Women, infants, and Children (WIC) support in a dumpster.  Around 1,000 documents were originally reported in the dumpster.  Additional documents were discovered when a local news team joined the woman at the dumpster a few days later. The applications included copies of drivers licenses, Social Security numbers, medical information, and many other types of sensitive information.

Source: 
Databreaches.net
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