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

St. Louis University (SLU)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 14, 2011
geo: 
St. Louis , MO
United States
Missouri US
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

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 1, 2011
geo: 
Chapel Hill , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 

30 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Someone broke into the UNC-Chapel Hill judicial office and took the files of 30 students. The break-in was discovered at the beginning of the day on Monday. University student affairs officials contacted each of the students who had their records stolen.

UPDATE (8/9/2011): A suspect was caught. He was arrested on charges of breaking-and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods.

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

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

Denver Players, Denver Sugar

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 8, 2011
geo: 
Denver , CO
United States
Colorado US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of documents were stolen from the home of the former owner of the escort services.  A computer and a large container of files were stolen during the Monday, June 6 burglary.  The files contained the names and numbers of clientele as well as appointment logs, schedule books and credit card receipts.  Some of the clients used fake names and some had high profile status.  Denver Players and Denver Sugar had previously been exposed as prostitution operations.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Cahaba Government Benefit Administrators LLC

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

13,412 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

On April 11, 2011, someone discovered that sensitive paper records had been disclosed to outside parties or accessed without authorization.  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uses Cahaba for administration of Medicare fee-for-service programs.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 3, 2011
geo: 
Tuba City , AZ
United States
Arizona US
Extra Info: 

Patients who believe their information was exposed may contact Tuba City Regional at 1-928-283-2452.

Records Breached: 

2,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Patient dietician treatment cards were discovered missing.  The cards contained patient names, dates of birth, phone numbers, medical record numbers, treatment plans, progress notes, medications, diagnoses, procedures, heights, weights, visit dates, and other diagnostic findings.  Tuba City Regional suspects that the cards were misplaced during a relocation and inadvertently destroyed in the facility's trash compactor.  The approximate date of the disappearance was not reported; but the discovery was made on or around April 1, 2011.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

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