Apothecary of Colorado

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 28, 2010
geo: 
Denver , CO
United States
Colorado US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A man handling recyclables near his home found a conspicuous binder in a dumpster.  It turned out that medical marijuana records had been placed there.  The names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and phone numbers of patients were in the binder.  The current owners believe the records are from the previous owner or owners.  "Dozens" of people were affected.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Riverside Mercy Hospital, Mercy Health Partners

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 27, 2010
geo: 
Toledo , OH
United States
Ohio US
Extra Info: 

Concerned current and former patients and employees may call 1-877-451-9361 for more information.

Records Breached: 

1,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Patient and employee records were left in the Hospital after the facility was sold to Toledo Public Schools in 2003. The Hospital closed in 2002 and was sold in 2003. Records were left unsecured in the facility from 2003 until the discovery in November of 2010.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Harvard University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 14, 2007
geo: 
Cambridge , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

56

Folders containing information about students from the University's Division of Continuing Education were lost. The folders were from the previous year and included names, Social Security numbers, Harvard ID numbers, dates of birth, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers. Some of the folders contained additional information about the students and their dependents, spouses or parents. The information did not include credit card numbers. The University speculates that the folders were placed in a file cabinet that was later recycled.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

White Rock Networks

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 4, 2011
geo: 
Plano , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Nearly 50 boxes of medical records, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers and other personal information were found in a paper recycling dumpster behind a library.  White Rock personnel records from 2000 to 2005 were in the boxes. The company went bankrupt in 2006 and was purchased.  A local news crew contacted at least one of the affected people so that she could retrieve her information.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Affiliated Physicians Group (APG)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 20, 2007
geo: 
Foxborough , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

53

On October 20, a briefcase was stolen from the vehicle of a physician. The briefcase contained patient encounter forms with names, addresses, Social Security numbers, telephone numbers and insurance information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

College Point Bus Depot

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 7, 2008
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

100

Social Security numbers, copies of driver's licenses, grievance papers and other personal information were thrown into the trash.  A witness saw a foreman throwing out the papers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Adventist Behavioral Health

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 6, 2011
geo: 
Rockville , MD
United States
Maryland US
Extra Info: 

Patients whose information was compromised may call (301) 251-4567.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

An employee error caused sensitive patient documents to be sent to a recycling facility. Some of the documents, which should have been shredded instead of recycled, were found on December 29 after being blown out of a recycling truck.  The documents included patient names and dates of birth.  The papers that fell off the truck were shredded by Adventist and any documents that remained at the facility were destroyed there.  The employee responsible for the mistake was not fired.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Campus Suite Apartments

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 8, 2011
geo: 
West Lafayette , IN
United States
Indiana US
Records Breached: 

30

In November of 2008, documents with tenant Social Security numbers and dates of birth were stolen from the office. Many of the tenants were able to avoid fraudulent charges by immediately placing fraud alerts on their accounts. One man pleaded guilty to stealing the information and another pleaded guilty to using the information to commit fraud and identity theft.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Washington State Employment Security Division

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 8, 2011
geo: 
Olympia , WA
United States
Washington US
Records Breached: 

1,000

Authorities discovered that names and Social Security numbers of hundreds of Employment Security Division state employees were in the possession of a man who intended to misuse and profit from the information. The man was arrested and held on 50 counts of identity theft. It appears that the employee information was stolen from a car parked on the state Capital campus sometime in 2009. Authorities are still notifying those who were affected by incident.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

U-Care Thrift Store

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 6, 2008
geo: 
Mesa , AZ
United States
Arizona US
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

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