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

RIte Aid Corporation

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 12, 2012
geo: 
Harrisburg , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Records Breached: 

2,900 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The misplacement of paper documents resulted in the exposure of health and/or other personal information.  The breach was discovered on October 7, 2011.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

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

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (TJUH)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 10, 2012
geo: 
Philadelphia , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Extra Info: 

Affected patients may call (877)-309-0186.

Records Breached: 

600

Law enforcement informed TJUH management that sensitive documents had been recovered during an investigation.  Radiology registration documents with patient names, Social Security numbers, addresses, home phone numbers, work phone numbers, dates of birth, TJUH account numbers, TJUH medical record numbers, insurance information, emergency contact information, and special radiology studies performed had been stolen from TJUH.  It is unclear when the theft occurred.  Patients who received services between February 4 and March 22, 2005 were affected.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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

Awklein

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 17, 2012
geo: 
CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

The city where the incident occurred was not reported.

Records Breached: 

2,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Sensitive health information in an unspecified format was stolen or discovered stolen on or around February 1, 2011. The incident was posted on the HHS website on June 8.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Titus Regional Medical Center (TRMC)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 23, 2012
geo: 
Mount Pleasant , TX
United States
Texas US
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

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