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
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

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 21, 2011
geo: 
Columbus , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A state government watchdog revealed that confidential personal information was located in an outdoor trash bin.  The documents contained documents related to a job agency for Ohioans with disabilities.  The extent of the breach and the cause of the breach are being investigated.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Amerigroup Community Care of New Mexico, Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 9, 2011
geo: 
Albuquerque , NM
United States
Records Breached: 

1,537 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Papers were discovered stolen on or around July 15, 2011.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Knox Community Hospital

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

Kern Medical Center

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 5, 2012
geo: 
Bakersfield , CA
United States
Extra Info: 

Concerned patients may call 1-877-800-5530 or contact KMC by email at breachinfo@kernmedctr.com.

Records Breached: 

1,500 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A resident physician printed out the records of 1,500 patients for research purposes.  The paper records were stored in a computer bag and the bag was stolen from the physician's car on February 25.  The records contained names, health information, and test results. They may have also contained the insurance information of some patients.

UPDATE (4/20/2012): Medical record numbers, dates of treatments, diagnoses sites, cocci clinical numbers, and test results for HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis, and pregnancy may have also been exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Gila County Health and Emergency Services (Payson WIC Office)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
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.  An employee of the state agency said that the forms would normally be properly shredded, but were thrown out in a hurry without being checked.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Jackson Hewitt

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 6, 2011
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

100

A woman found tax return information lying on the ground in front of an abandoned Jackson Hewitt on or around October 22. Hundreds of documents were exposed. The building owner called a shredding company to dispose of the documents, but ended up leaving them outdoors until the disposal company arrived.  The person responsible claimed that all the records were over four years old and were difficult to transport from the office.  The paperwork came from the Jackson Hewitt office at 1734 Divisadero St.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Comfort Inn & Suites

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 21, 2012
geo: 
San Antonio , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

500

Police officers discovered a large number of credit card receipts and other items during a traffic stop in June of 2011.  The driver was then arrested and admitted to using stolen credit card receipts from Comfort Inn & Suites to make fraudulent credit cards.  He had stolen around 500 receipts and successfully used two counterfeit credit cards.  He was sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $3,606 in restitution.

UPDATE (03/22/2012): Additional credit card receipts were found and connected to Brownsville, Texas.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Affordable Medical and Surgical Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 27, 2012
geo: 
Overland Park , KS
United States
Records Breached: 

1,000

A woman found over 1,000 detailed abortion records in a dumpster when she went to dump her recycling near a local elementary school.  The records included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, telephone numbers, emergency family contacts, patient health histories, number of children, term of pregnancies, number of previous abortions, reasons for failing to go through with the abortion procedures, and fees paid for the procedures. Many of the records were from 2001 and 2002.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

St. Joseph's Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 31, 2012
geo: 
Stockton , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A storeroom window at Saint Joseph's HealthCare Clinical Laboratory (HCCL) was discovered broken on February 2, 2012.  Two storage boxes containing HCCL lab requisition forms were missing from the center.  People who received laboratory services between October 24, 2011 and November 18, 2011, between December 13, 2012 and January 5, 2012, and also between January 17, 2012 and January 31, 2012, may have had their names, Social Security numbers, phone numbers, addresses, and insurance information exposed.

Source: 
California Attorney General

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