City of Visalia, Recreation Division


Location

Visalia, CA
United States
36° 19' 48.8208" N, 119° 17' 31.4124" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 17, 2006
geo: 
Visalia, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

200 current and former employees

Personally identifiable information of approximately 200 current and former Visalia Recreation Department employees was exposed when copies of city documents were found scattered on a city street.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Metro Credit Services


Location

Hurst, TX
United States
32° 49' 24.4632" N, 97° 10' 14.0448" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 6, 2007
geo: 
Hurst, TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Thousands of files from the defunct bill collection company containing medical records, phone bills and Social Security numbers were found in a trash bin.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

South County Hospital


Location

South Kingstown, RI
United States
41° 25' 4.3212" N, 71° 32' 55.1616" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 11, 2007
geo: 
South Kingstown, RI
United States
Records Breached: 

79

Paperwork containing personal details from customers was left in a briefcase inside a car that was stolen. That batch of paperwork contained details including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, phone numbers and a summary of hospital accounts.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Department of Revenue Wisconsin


Location

Madison, WI
United States
43° 4' 22.9872" N, 89° 24' 4.428" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 15, 2008
geo: 
Madison, WI
United States
Extra Info: 

Breach locations:   Lena, Marinette, Little Suamico, Freedom, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Krakow, Keshena and Lakewood

Records Breached: 

5,000

Taxpayers in northeastern Wisconsin had their Social Security numbers exposed in a state mailing. A folding error, apparently the result of a faulty machine, allowed the Social Security numbers to be seen through the clear address window of the envelope.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Iredell County Tax Administration


Location

Statesville, NC
United States
35° 46' 57.4896" N, 80° 53' 14.2656" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 5, 2008
geo: 
Statesville, NC
United States
Extra Info: 

(704) 878-3020

Records Breached: 

486

A courier vehicle providing services for First Citizens Bank was stolen in Charlotte. The stolen shipment contained a computer report of taxpayer's check information, including account numbers, check numbers, check amounts and routing numbers from various banks on which the checks were drawn. There were also copies of tax bills that contained taxpayer names, addresses and other public information related to tax payments.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Child Protective Services


Location

San Antonio, TX
United States
29° 25' 26.8392" N, 98° 29' 37.0608" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 12, 2008
geo: 
San Antonio, TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of private, personal records were discarded with the trash, including records detailing medical histories of clients with diseases and drug addictions. Documents showing sexual abuse and information that could be used for identity theft, such as Social Security numbers, were also found in the trash.

Source: 
Media

CVS Pharmacies


Location

Woonsocket, RI
United States
42° 0' 10.3536" N, 71° 30' 53.2224" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 18, 2009
geo: 
Woonsocket, RI
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The CVS Pharmacy chain, the largest in the country with 6,300 outlets, has agreed to a $2.25 million settlement with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Indianapolis TV station WTHR engaged in an extensive investigation beginning in 2006 of local CVS Pharmacies and their pharmacies in other cities nationwide including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Dallas, Louisville, Miami, New Haven (Conn.), Philadelphia, Phoenix, and CVS headquarters in Woonsocket, RI.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Maine Office of Information Technology


Location

Augusta, ME
United States
44° 18' 38.2464" N, 69° 46' 46.164" W
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.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power


Location

Los Angeles, CA
United States
34° 3' 8.0424" N, 118° 14' 37.266" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 13, 2008
geo: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A computer was stolen from a contractor on February 11, 2008. Compromised information included name, Social Security number, date of birth, employee identification number, salary, work location, deferred compensation balances, insurance plan coverage and health care benefits selection for all active employees who were members of the DWP Retirement Plan during 2006 and 2007.

UPDATE (2/15/08): The contractor has been identified as Systematic Automation Inc.  Nineteen organizations were affected by the breach.

Source: 
Security Breach Letter

Bellin Health


Location

Greenbay, WI
United States
44° 31' 8.9724" N, 88° 1' 11.3736" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 4, 2008
geo: 
Greenbay, WI
United States
Records Breached: 

650

Patients received notification that their Social Security numbers may have been exposed. Invoices mailed from Bellin Health's unnamed bill processor had viewable Social Security numbers.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
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