Pure Med Spa, Brite Smile Brite Skin

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 6, 2012
geo: 
Las Vegas , NV
United States
Nevada US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A woman alerted a local news station to a stash of improperly disposed information.  Credit card applications, patient names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and possibly medical records were found sitting next to a dumpster in a parking lot.  The paperwork came from multiple organizations.  Among the organizations were two closed branches of Pure Med Spa and Brite Smile Brite Skin.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Isaac Miller Elementary School, Santa Maria-Benita School District

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 10, 2012
geo: 
Santa Maria , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A man noticed dozens of books and documents inside a dumpster near Miller Elementary.  The documents contained personal and financial information related to applications for free and recuded-price meals.  The books were new and federally-funded.  School officials claimed that the documents should have been shredded and recovered the documents and books. The books were donated.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

New York Police Department - 40th Precinct

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 4, 2012
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A precinct employee trashed a number of documents after they had been damaged by a flood in the basement of the building.  Dumpster divers found the documents and reported that they were readable.  The documents, which contained at least one domestic violence report, stolen property records, criminal complaints, and mug shots, were then recovered, secured, and presumably shredded.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 6, 2012
geo: 
Lawrence , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Two masked men stole several bags of documents and records from a state courier truck outside the Lawrence Registry of Motor Vehicle (RMV) branch on Wednesday April 4.  However, the trash included records from the Wilmington branch of the RMV. Registration transactions, duplicate titles, crash reports, citation payments, rebate requests, and municipal parking records from transactions that occurred between Friday March, 30 and Monday, April 2 were stolen.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 7, 2012
geo: 
Lodi , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

100

A payment drop box was broken into sometime during the weekend of March 5. Customers who used the box around that time may have had their banking institution information, check account numbers, addresses, names, phone numbers, and driver's license numbers stolen.  PG&E will change the account numbers and passwords of customers who had their information stolen.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Indiana University Medical Group

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 12, 2012
geo: 
Indianapolis , IN
United States
Indiana US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A concerned citizen found a box of sensitive medical documents in a dumpster and contacted a local news team.  The box contained hundreds of documents that included copies of driver's licenses, prescriptions, signatures, and other patient information.  The box was removed by Indiana University Medical Group before investigators arrived.  Indiana University Medical Group claimed that the information was accidentally discarded rather than shredded. The documents were properly disposed after being collected.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Greenville County School District

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 29, 2012
geo: 
Greenville , SC
United States
South Carolina US
Records Breached: 

100

A filing cabinet that was full of personnel information was accidentally locked, wrapped, and shipped to a prison in February of 2012.  The prison supervisor unlocked the filing cabinet, noticed that it still contained files, and immediately sent it back.  Employee driver's license and Social Security numbers were in the cabinet.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Douglas County Probation Office

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 28, 2012
geo: 
Omaha , NE
United States
Nebraska US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A county clerk was the victim of a car theft. She had left sensitive documents for homicide trials in the trunk of her car.  The documents were recovered from the car wreckage.  Personal information for police officers associated with the homicide trials and names and addresses of witnesses could have been exposed. Documents will be scanned and never physically taken from the courthouse again as a result of the breach.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Capital Area Community Action Agency

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 28, 2012
geo: 
Tallahassee , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

100

About 100 client files were discovered missing from a file cabinet in a restricted area.  The files contained Social Security numbers and other personal information.  A spokesperson for Capital Area Community said that a disgruntled former or current employee may be to blame.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

SwedishAmerican Hospital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 12, 2012
geo: 
Rockford , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Around 1,500 X-ray films were stolen from SwedishAmerican Hospital on May 31. Someone claiming to be the person responsible for picking up and destroying the films was able to steal them.  Patient names, medical record numbers, dates of service, and dates of birth were exposed. Representatives believe the risk of identity theft is low since extracting the silver from X-ray films is usually the motive for similar thefts.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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