University of California, Irvine Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 11, 2007
geo: 
Irvine , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

287

About 1,600 file boxes stored in an off-site university warehouse were discovered missing. Some of the files included patients' names, addresses, Social Security numbers and medical record numbers.

Source: 
Media

American Red Cross

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 29, 2007
geo: 
Dallas , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Six boxes were left unattended in a public hallway for more than six hours. The files contained personal information of current and former employees and were placed there by human resources. Names, addresses and social security numbers could have easily been stolen. The files also contained embarrassing information, including disciplinary actions, results from a drug test, a sexual harassment case even someone's criminal record from another state.

Source: 
Media

Anderson Kia Car Dealership

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 18, 2009
geo: 
Boulder , CO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Police have chained up 10 recycling bins outside Boulder's now-defunct Anderson Kia car dealership after learning that the bins were stuffed with personal information from the dealership's former customers. Green recycling bins were piled full with folders, each headed with an individual's name. All of the folders contained Social Security numbers, driver's license information, photos, phone numbers and financial information for Kia customers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Rite Aid Corporation

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 27, 2010
geo: 
Camp Hill , PA
United States
Extra Info: 

Etters, PA is also mentioned as Rite Aid's headquarters

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Rite Aid paid one million dollars to settle HIPAA privacy violations. Rite Aid also agreed to update corporate policies and procedures so that patient medical information would be properly disposed, employees would be properly trained in disposal of patient information, and employees would be held accountable if they did not dispose of patient information properly.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

United HealthGroup

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 6, 2010
geo: 
Minneapolis , MN
United States
Records Breached: 

735 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

It appears that a breach involving paper records and categorized by the Health and Human Services (HHS) website as "theft, unauthorized access" occurred when patient documents were stolen on March 2. The incident was reported to HHS on August 4. Little more is known about the incident.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

United HealthGroup

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 6, 2010
geo: 
Minneapolis , MN
United States
Records Breached: 

16,291 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

United HealthGroup reported a breach of paper records to Health and Human Services in June. The breach occurred on January 26.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Comprehensive Accounting

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 24, 2010
geo: 
Farmington Hills , MI
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An employee error reportedly caused thousands of intact client files to be left in an easily accessible dumpster.  The files contained client information and employee Social Security numbers, names, addresses, W2s, bank statements and profit reports from 1990 and after.  The files were removed from the dumpster and are scheduled to be shredded.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Gulf Pines Hospital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 4, 2010
geo: 
Port St. Joe , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Former employees are concerned that the hospital was not properly cleared before being sold. People reported abandoned files in the middle of the hospital. An emergency room log, driver's license information, Social Security numbers and other personal files were left in the hospital. Patient medical records were removed. The buyer of the property was contacted, but did not return phone calls.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Gastroenterology Consultants

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 6, 2010
geo: 
Omaha , NE
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A local news station responded to a report about patient files being left in a recycling dumpster outside of the clinic. Hundreds of documents with patient names, Social Security numbers, addresses and detailed medical information were found and secured by KMTV Action 3 News. The files appear to be from 2002 and 2003.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

City of Shreveport

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 13, 2010
geo: 
Shreveport , LA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Personal city government documents were easily accessible during a public auction. Buyers looking for city furniture were able to search through city payroll information, law enforcement reports and a variety of other documents which contained people's names, contact information and Social Security numbers. City employees admit the exposure was a mistake and removed the documents within an hour of notification. It is believed that the documents escaped from a stack that was scheduled to be burned.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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