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


Location

Scranton, PA
United States
41° 24' 32.2884" N, 75° 39' 44.6832" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 30, 2011
geo: 
Scranton, PA
United States
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

Knox Community Hospital


Location

Mount Vernon, OH
United States
40° 23' 36.2256" N, 82° 29' 8.5848" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 9, 2011
geo: 
Mount Vernon, OH
United States
Records Breached: 

500 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

X-ray records were discovered to have been improperly disposed of on or around October 1, 2011. Patient information may have been exposed.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Robley Rex VA Medical Center


Location

Louisville, KY
United States
38° 15' 9.594" N, 85° 45' 30.4416" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 27, 2012
geo: 
Louisville, KY
United States
Records Breached: 

1,182

Documents with names, Social Security numbers, and discharge dates of veterans were discovered unattended in the lobby entrance of Robley Rex VA. An extensive review was conducted by VA officials and they concluded there was no reason to believe any information was misused or that any malicious activity was involved.  Neither the reason for the breach nor the details of the breach discovery were revealed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Physicians Automated Laboratory


Location

Bakersfield, CA
United States
35° 22' 23.8512" N, 119° 1' 7.3668" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 24, 2012
geo: 
Bakersfield, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

745 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An office burglary on or around March 26 resulted in the exposure of patient information.  Patient files containing names, phone numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and lab work were stolen from a laboratory. It is unclear why affected patients were not notified until two months after the incident.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Titus Regional Medical Center (TRMC)


Location

Mount Pleasant, TX
United States
33° 9' 24.4296" N, 94° 58' 5.7684" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 23, 2012
geo: 
Mount Pleasant, TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The March 29 theft of an unknown number of x-ray films resulted in the exposure of protected health information.  Thieves were able to access the secured storage location that contained the old x-ray films.  These thefts usually occur for the purpose of extracting valuable precious metals from the films by destroying them.  Most of the information on the films was more than five years old.  It is unclear what type of patient information the x-ray films contained, but they did not include Social Security numbers. Notice of the breach was given on May 24.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Patriot Self Storage (CubeSmart Management, LLC)


Location

Boston, MA
United States
42° 21' 30.3516" N, 71° 3' 35.1828" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 3, 2012
geo: 
Boston, MA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Files containing customer lease documents were discovered missing.  The information was several years old and included customer names and addresses.  Drivers' license numbers and Social Security numbers may have also been exposed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Westside Park Elementary School Based Health Center


Location

Adelanto, CA
United States
34° 34' 57.972" N, 117° 24' 33.174" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 28, 2012
geo: 
Adelanto, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

1,370 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A burglary sometime around October 1 may have resulted in the exposure of patient names, Social Security numbers, phone numbers, addresses, dates of birth, health conditions, medications, and other health information.  The information was in a locked room that was accessed, but it appears that none of the paper records were stolen.  Thieves took a television and other items. 

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Walz and Associates Law Firm


Location

Albuquerque, NM
United States
35° 6' 38.5308" N, 106° 36' 35.9676" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 28, 2013
geo: 
Albuquerque, NM
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A concerned citizen found hundreds of documents in a recycling center and notified a local news team.  The documents included criminal histories, depositions, medical records, personal phone numbers, and addresses.  Most were from the 1990's.  Most or all of the information did not need to be shredded because it was considered public record.  The local news team contacted a director from the solid waste division and the documents were removed for shredding.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Erie County Department of Social Services


Location

Buffalo, NY
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 21, 2013
geo: 
Buffalo, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An audit revealed that several employees had not been following correct protocol for patient record disposal.  Employees had inadvertently exposed Social Security numbers, copies of birth certificates, personal medical records, tax returns, bank account information, inmate records, payroll information, court records, and passports.  Employees should have been using locked disposal totes for shredding and were discarding documents in recycling totes instead.

Source: 
Media

Mount Sinai Medical Center


Location

New York, NY
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 15, 2013
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

1,586 (No Social Security numbers or financial information reported)

Patient records were improperly disposed of on August 6.  

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net
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