Private Medical Practice

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 17, 2010
geo: 
Lake Mary , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Police were looking for evidence of another crime when they found personal documents in the dumpster outside of a doctor's office. The doctor specializes in treating the ear, nose, and throat and claims there was nothing about patients in the documents. The doctor agreed to shred the documents while the police investigated whether or not patient information was compromised.

Source: 
NAID

University Medical Clinics

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 28, 2010
geo: 
Port St. Lucie , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Files containing Social Security numbers, phone numbers, patient names, and addresses were found in a trash bin outside of the clinic. A woman found the files and notified police after receiving an anonymous tip.

Source: 
NAID

Chattanooga State

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 23, 2010
geo: 
Chattanooga , TN
United States
Records Breached: 

1,700

Nearly two thousand students records from Chattanooga State are missing. The company hired to scan the documents, mishandled them. The school took the records to a company, United Imaging in Walker County, where the papers would be converted to computer discs. The school was contacted by individuals who said there was something awry going on at this scanning site. That's when the school found their records in disarray, and brought them back. The papers included students' names, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, some even contained high school transcripts.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

DRC Physical Therapy Plus

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 23, 2010
geo: 
Monticello , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Officials have seized hundreds, perhaps thousands, of files containing Social Security numbers and other private patient information found dumped outside the shuttered office of DRC Physical Therapy Plus. The manila folders, dating back to at least 1998, include information sheets showing the names, addresses and birth dates of patients and, in some cases, Social Security numbers. Deputies impounded a dump truck loaded with patient files and about a dozen or so boxes stacked inside the bucket of a front-loader.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Hutcheson Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 23, 2010
geo: 
Chattanooga , TN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Anyone who peered inside the mixed paper bin at the Dupont Recycling Center in May of 2009 got an eyeful. Files, in plain sight, which contained sensitive medical and identity information. Authorities don't know how those thousands of files got there. Some of the records came from Hutcheson and a plastic surgery office in the area. The information inside those files included graphic photos, and Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Washington Department of Corrections, Larch Corrections Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 1, 2010
geo: 
Tumwater , WA
United States
Records Breached: 

43

A briefcase full of sensitive personnel records was stolen from the vehicle of a Larch Corrections Center manager. Larch human resources manager reportedly took the records home over last weekend to review them, then left his briefcase on the seat of his car while he worked out at the 24-Hour Fitness Center. While he was inside, someone smashed a window in the car. He returned to find the briefcase and 43 files missing. Others had spilled out of the briefcase inside the car. He took the files home to conduct an annual review required by the U.S.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Bushland Elementary School

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 10, 2009
geo: 
Bushland , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

100

A Potter County school district has improved security protecting its student records after paperwork containing Social Security numbers, family incomes and student addresses was discovered at a recycling site in Canyon. The documents listed names of about 100 students at Bushland Elementary School who were eligible for free or reduced-price meals through a federal program during the 2003-04 and 2005-06 school years. Applications for subsidized meals from more than 20 families included their Social Security numbers, incomes, addresses and phone numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Warren County Virtual Community School

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 27, 2009
geo: 
Lebanon , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

140

Contractors installing fiber on a near by street to the school say they found a four-page list in a recycling dumpster when they went to dump some trash. The list had more than 140 students' names, addresses, Social Security numbers and birth dates listed. Their parents names were on the list too.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Maine Office of Information Technology

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 4, 2009
geo: 
Augusta , ME
United States
Records Breached: 

597

Through a printing error, 597 people receiving unemployment benefits last week got direct-deposit information including Social Security numbers belonging to another person. We received a print job and were running it, and there was an equipment malfunction, Thompson said. In restarting the piece of equipment, a mistake was made and it started one page off. It was an error and our quality assurance didn't pick it up. Recipients received one

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Baptist Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 22, 2009
geo: 
Montgomery , AL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Many folders that were found in a landfill dump site were labeled "Radiology Department, Baptist Medical Center." Hundreds of medical records were out in the open, all with sensitive information. Sensitive patient information that was thrown out included names, x-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, and Social Security numbers.  Files from at least five other facilities were found at the same site; however Baptist Medical Center is believed to be the source of the breach.

Source: 
Media

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