U-Care Thrift Store


Location

Mesa, AZ
United States
33° 25' 20.1684" N, 111° 49' 21.504" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 6, 2008
geo: 
Mesa, AZ
United States
Records Breached: 

30

Employee records with Social Security numbers, dates of birth and driver's license photos were found in an alley.  

Source: 
Dataloss DB

MetLife


Location

Loves Park, IL
United States
42° 19' 12.0684" N, 89° 3' 29.3832" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 25, 2011
geo: 
Loves Park, IL
United States
Extra Info: 

Metlife representatives can be reached at 888-383-5257.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Thousands of papers with names, addresses, Social Security numbers, birth dates and account balances were thrown in a dumpster. The breach appears to be the result of an insurance office moving from one location to another. A man searching for metal in dumpsters made the discovery. Most of the files belonged to one insurance agent.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

HarborOne Credit Union


Location

Randolph, MA
United States
42° 9' 45.36" N, 71° 2' 28.1724" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 20, 2011
geo: 
Records Breached: 

800

A courier was attacked on May 9.  The attacker managed to steal the courier's bag and its contents. The transaction records of 800 bank customers were exposed.  The information was from May 5 transactions and includes names, addresses, account numbers and any other information on checks processed at the bank.  Although a suspect was apprehended, the bag was not found. HarborOne flagged the accounts of customers who may have been affected by the incident.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Rabjohns Financial Group, MedHQ LLC, Lindy Manufacturing


Location

Des Plaines, IL
United States
42° 2' 0.1032" N, 87° 53' 0.2364" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 29, 2010
geo: 
Des Plaines, IL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of papers were found along a road in Des Plaines. Some were job applications for Rabjohns Financial Group/New England Financial in Chicago and corresponsing UF forms.  W-2 forms and investment statements from 2009 were also among the papers.  It is unclear how the information ended up in the road.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

New York University Langone Medical Center Hospital for Join Diseases (HJD)


Locations

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.6708" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W
New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.6708" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 19, 2011
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Extra Info: 

Patients with questions may call 1-877-698-2333.

Records Breached: 

2,600 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Paper tracking records of tissue issued in orthopaedic surgeries performed at HJD in 2009 and 2010 were mistakenly discarded on or around June 23.  It appears that the papers were then compacted and buried in a landfill rather than properly disposed.  Patients who were affected had their name, date of birth, gender, hospital, date of surgery, and clinical surgery information exposed.  

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Sawicki and Phelps


Location

Minneapolis, MN
United States
44° 58' 47.874" N, 93° 15' 49.8096" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 18, 2011
geo: 
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

  Detailed medical information was discovered on the back of a drawing from a student of Hale Elementary.  An attorney from Sawicki and Phelps donated the firm's old paper to her child's school. A local news team contacted the school after discovering the incident and additional pieces of paper were collected and stored in a secure location.  The number of people affected was not revealed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Cardinal Fitness


Location

Indianapolis, IN
United States
39° 46' 6.6576" N, 86° 9' 29.0664" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 9, 2012
geo: 
Indianapolis, IN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Receipts, credit card numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and other information were found in an easily accessible dumpster that sat outside the closed fitness center.  A local news station was contacted and followed up on the story.  The dumpster was removed, but it is unclear if the documents were properly disposed. The news story received attention from the attorney general's office and Cardinal Fitness may now face a fine of up to $305,000 for dumping the information.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Oregon State Hospital


Location

OR
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 24, 2012
geo: 
OR
United States
Extra Info: 

The city where the breach took place was not reported.

Records Breached: 

550 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The theft of sensitive documents from an Oregon State Hospital supervisor's car resulted in the exposure of patient information.  On Friday, April 13, a printed list of 550 hospital patients that included names, treating physicians, hospital identification numbers, and geographic information was stolen. Additionally, progress notes for 20 patients were stolen that included patient dates of birth, diagnoses, and other information.  It is not clear if patients who visited either the Salem Oregon State Hospital or the Portland Oregon State Hospital were affected by the breach.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Douglas County Probation Office


Location

Omaha, NE
United States
41° 15' 8.5068" N, 95° 59' 52.7568" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 28, 2012
geo: 
Omaha, NE
United States
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

Office of Peggy Garland-Coleman


Location

Spartanburg, SC
United States
34° 56' 58.4412" N, 81° 55' 55.3728" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 13, 2012
geo: 
Spartanburg, SC
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The owner of a tax preparation business that closed three years ago accidentally discarded several boxes of sensitive records.  The records had been picked over before tossed, but sensitive information still ended up in a public dumpster.  A concerned citizen found them in a recycling bin in an old supermarket lot.  Names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and invoices were exposed.

Source: 
NAID
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