Kitchen Place

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 18, 2011
geo: 
Norfolk , NE
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Items on display at a bankruptcy auction involving the Kitchen Place included two cabinets with customer information and shelved boxes with employee information.  Past customer credit card and bank account numbers, methods of payment and home floor plans were kept in the cabinets.  Shelves for sale carried boxes of employee information which included names, Social Security numbers and other personal and payroll information. Anyone looking over the auction items could have accessed the information.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Rabjohns Financial Group, MedHQ LLC, Lindy Manufacturing

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 29, 2010
geo: 
Des Plaines , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of papers were found along a road in Des Plaines. Some were job applications for Rabjohns Financial Group/New England Financial in Chicago and corresponsing UF forms.  W-2 forms and investment statements from 2009 were also among the papers.  It is unclear how the information ended up in the road.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Milagros II Home Health

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 5, 2010
geo: 
Alamo , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A man found files with names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and phone numbers on his way to the grocery store.  Some were blowing in the wind and others were lying in the street.  All appear to be from Milagros II Home Health in Weslaco. 

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC), Centura Health

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 17, 2011
geo: 
Brighton , CO
United States
Extra Info: 

Centura Health's St. Anthony Central, St. Anthony North and Porter Adventist were affected.

PVMC patients with questions may email gfanselau@pvmc.org or call 303-498-3618.

Records Breached: 

265

A contract nurse who was employed by PVMC between May of 2010 and January of 2011 misused patient information.  At least 76 PVMC patients became victims of identity theft.  The nurse was employed at multiple locations.  The former employee may have accessed a total of 142 patient records while at PVMC, and 123 while working in the Centura Health system. He faces 90 felony counts related to illegally accessing patient files and identity theft.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Tax Matters

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 1, 2011
geo: 
El Paso , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Someone noticed that thousands of intact personal documents had been dumped in an unsealed dumpster.  He called a local news crew and they came to recover and store the documents.  The personal documents included applications, resumes, check books, federal income tax forms, and even patient diagnosis forms.  The information covered a period between 2003 and 2007.  A new employee of Tax Matters dumped the documents without shredding them.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Comfort Dental Offices

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 19, 2011
geo: 
Indianapolis , IN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Someone broke into a storage barn on or around Monday, May 16 and took some of its contents.  The thief took a bike and may have taken medical records as well.  There were several years worth of medical records from dental patients of Comfort Dental.  Unfortunately, the owner had not properly secured the barn and could not determine how many records were taken.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.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
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

V.A. Medical Center

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
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

Private Dental Practice

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 11, 2011
geo: 
Longmont , CO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On April 10, a man looking for scrap metal found a stack of patient records from a dental office. The man reported the incident to local news because of the sensitive nature of the information on the documents. The old records were meant to be shredded, but a new office assistant may have accidentally placed them in the trash instead.  Names, Social Security numbers and other information were exposed.  The dentist immediately responded to the breach after being notified of the mistake.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Private Medical Practice

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 13, 2011
geo: 
San Antonio , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

100 (34 SSNs)

A man was linked to the theft of at least 100 medical records.  A surgeon had taken old records home to be shredded; they were stolen from his garage.  There were 34 names, 19 driver's license numbers and many dates of birth.  The thief was caught attempting to sell the information for $250 in June of 2010.  The man pleaded guilty to possessing numerous medical files.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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