New York University Langone Medical Center Hospital for Join Diseases (HJD)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 19, 2011
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Extra Info: 

Patients with questions may call 1-877-698-2333.

Records Breached: 

2,600 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Paper tracking records of tissue issued in orthopaedic surgeries performed at HJD in 2009 and 2010 were mistakenly discarded on or around June 23.  It appears that the papers were then compacted and buried in a landfill rather than properly disposed.  Patients who were affected had their name, date of birth, gender, hospital, date of surgery, and clinical surgery information exposed.  

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 23, 2011
geo: 
Illiana , IL
United States
Illinois US
Extra Info: 

Veterans with quesitons may call the VA Illiana's privacy officer at (217) 554-4943.

Records Breached: 

518

An appointment book was discovered missing on July 14.  It contained the last names and last four digits of veterans' Social Security numbers.  It is unclear where the book was taken from, but it is clear that it was not properly safeguarded.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Summit Medical Group, Emory Family Practice, Fountain City Family Physicians, Office of Dr. Kenneth Reese

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 28, 2011
geo: 
Knoxville , TN
United States
Tennessee US
Extra Info: 

Patients at the Summit Medical Group medical centers at Deane Hill and Northshore Drive were affected.  Affected patients may call 865-212-0116.

Records Breached: 

750 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The September 4 theft of documents from an employee's car resulted in the exposure of patient names and diagnoses.  The car was parked at the employee's home.  Summit Medical Group account numbers, dates of birth, primary physician's names, names of hospitals, and dates of discharges were exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Dentistry at the Crest

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 3, 2011
geo: 
Aurora , CO
United States
Colorado US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of sensitive dental patient records were found by a street sweeper.  They were scattered near a dumpster behind a shopping center.  The records appear to be from a dental practice in Lone Tree, a 20 mile journey.  The party responsible for the breach is unknown.  Billing records with patient names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and addresses were exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

First Priority Life Insurance Company, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Penn Foster

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 30, 2011
geo: 
Scranton , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Records Breached: 

500

Around 500 employees were affected by the home theft of a laptop and sensitive papers.  A Blue Cross business associate took home reports that contained names, Social Security numbers, and addresses of First Priority policyholders.  The reports and laptop were stolen while the home was vacated due to flooding.  The laptop was recovered a few days later.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

James A. Haley Veterans Hospital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 7, 2011
geo: 
Tampa Bay , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of paper patient forms were compromised in May.  An off-duty Tampa police officer discovered the records in a Motel 6 in May. The occupants of the motel room were detained on identity theft charges.  The forms contained patient names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth. The papers included Turbo Tax cards, receipts, and medical records from the Veterans Affairs hospital. At least one veteran had a fraudulent debit card charge. 

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 16, 2011
geo: 
Gainesville , FL
United States
Florida US
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

Hazleton Community Ambulance Association

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 23, 2011
geo: 
Hazleton , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of sheets were found inside of folders in improperly discarded boxes.  The sheets were easily visible and accessible through sliding doors on either side of the dumpster and a firefighter alerted a local newspaper

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Indalex

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 25, 2011
geo: 
Modesto , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An abandoned Indalex plant still contained personnel records. Employee names, Social Security numbers, medical records, addresses, and other sensitive information were exposed when scavengers looking for aluminum and other materials ravaged the abandoned plant.  The plant was closed in 2008 and Indalex filed for bankruptcy in 2009.  Indalex received clearance from a bankruptcy court to officially abandon the plant in 2010.  The damage was discovered when 40 workers from the Stanislaus County jail alternative work program cleared the plant. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Eaton Group

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 27, 2011
geo: 
Baton Rouge , LA
United States
Louisiana US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A local news team was alerted to a group of scattered documents near a lake and an interstate.  Most of the documents were labeled with an "Eaton Group" stamp.  The owner of the law group and collection service was not sure how the documents came to be exposed rather than properly disposed of.  The court case documents exposed names, Social Security numbers, addresses, bank statements, bank account numbers, Mastercard account numbers, and other sensitive information.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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