The Kent Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 21, 2010
geo: 
Warwick , RI
United States
Rhode Island US
Records Breached: 

1,361 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A briefcase with patient records was stolen from a clinician's car on July 13. The lost documents included client names, dates of birth and some clinical information. The patient records do not appear to have been the target of the theft since other cars were broken into during that night.

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
Minnesota US
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
Minnesota US
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
Michigan US
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

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 22, 2005
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Taxpayers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming may have been affected.

Records Breached: 

30,000

A truck carrying checks with tax information for the self-employed was involved in an accident on the San Mateo Bridge. Wind blew about 30,000 pieces of mail into the bay and beyond. The IRS agreed to waive penalties and interest for anyone whose payment was affected.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Blockbuster

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 8, 2005
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of files were dumped in clear garbage bags on the street. Recent membership applications revealed customer names, birth dates, addresses, phone numbers, driver's license numbers, credit card number, credit card expiration date and signatures. For some strange reason, the applications also included customer Social Security numbers. The files were dumped after the store went out of business.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Murphy USA

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 6, 2010
geo: 
Shelbyville , IN
United States
Indiana US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A file cabinet with personal information was found in a dumpster near Murphy USA gas station. Most of the files belonged to former employees of the gas station. Dozens of copies of Social Security cards, driver's licenses, contact information and other personnel information were retrieved. A representative from the gas station said that the files should have been shredded and that they are searching for the employee responsible.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

State Department of Labor and Industries, Washington State Employees Credit Union, Court of Appeals

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 1, 2010
geo: 
Tacoma , WA
United States
Washington US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Confidential paper files from at least three tenants of the state-owned Rhodes Building were found in an unsecured recycling bin. Some documents included names, Social Security numbers, checking account information, health information and dates of birth. A news report claimed the documents numbered in the dozens. Representatives for some of the organizations claimed that the files were supposed to be shredded.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Manor Care of Indy (South), LLC

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 3, 2010
geo: 
Indianapolis , IN
United States
Indiana US
Records Breached: 

845 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The protected health information of 845 individuals may have been viewed or obtained by an unauthorized person or persons.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

American Check Cashers of Oklahoma, LLC

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 5, 2010
geo: 
Tulsa , OK
United States
Oklahoma US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of blank checks, bank and telephone statements, Social Security card copies and ID copies were found in a dumpster by someone from a a neighboring store. The documents date from 2004 to 2009. The owner of the business said that the mistake occurred when some sensitive documents were sorted in with non-sensitive documents and dumped rather than shredded. It is unclear whether the sorting error was made by the shredding company or the business. Ninety-six of the documents were kept by the neighboring store's owner.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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