Kern Medical Center

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 19, 2010
geo: 
Bakersfield , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Six other health facilities were fined. Each of the other six incidents involved fewer than 10 records and only the Kern incidents are included in the total.

Records Breached: 

596

The California Department of Public Health fined Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CA, $250,000 for allegedly keeping patient records in an outside, unlocked locker, allowing for the theft of 596 patient records in 2009. For several months in 2009 a Kern Medical Center employee placed the daily lab reports in the broken locker outside the hospital until they were stolen one night.

Source: 
Media

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 24, 2006
geo: 
Bethpage , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

106

A courier's envelope was delivered to the Credit Union ripped and missing the twenty reports it was supposed to contain.  Some of the reports contained confidential information such as name, address, telephone number, credit card number, and financial institution checking account number.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 27, 2010
geo: 
Knoxville , TN
United States
Tennessee US
Records Breached: 

8,000

An administrative report that should have been shredded was accidentally thrown in the trash. Reports are usually left in a storage location for 45 days and then discarded properly. The Hospital became aware of the breach on October 4. Anyone looking through the report would find names, Social Security numbers and other patient information.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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

Beauty Dental, Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 18, 2010
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

657 (No reports of SSNs or financial information)

The paper records of some individuals were lost or stolen on June 5.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Northern California dumpsters Bay Area to Central Valley

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 10, 2009
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

1,500

A criminal complaint filed against 30-year-old suspect claims that he made more than 1,000 fake ID cards that he used to rip off people, stores and banks. He also allegedly admitted to stealing the identities of more than 500 people all across Northern California, ranging from the Bay Area to the Central Valley. Federal agents say the man said it was easy to find new victims: All he needed to do was visit a local bank and search their dumpsters. Using

Source: 
Media

Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 5, 2010
geo: 
Algiers , LA
United States
Louisiana US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Personal documents relating to section 8 were left in an unsecured and abandoned office.  The documents included copies of birth certificates, driver's license numbers, pay stubs, and Social Security cards.

Source: 
NAID

SouthTrust

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 12, 2010
geo: 
Bossier , LA
United States
Louisiana US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The financial planning company left sensitive retirement information in a publicly accessible dumpster.  The information included account ID numbers, personal addresses, and Social Security numbers. Information about people living in Shreveport, Haughton, Minden, Monroe, Farmerville, Eros and Downsville, Louisiana was found.  Information from people living in Orange, Port Neches, Vidor and Deweyville, Texas was also found.

Source: 
NAID

US Army Reserve

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 21, 2010
geo: 
Fort Totten , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

12,000

The Army is warning about 12,000 military and civilian personnel once associated with a reserve command based at Fort Totten that they should check their credit records, after discovering that it cannot locate files containing information that could make them vulnerable to identity theft. The records cover reservists from Long Island, New York City and upstate who were assigned to the 77th Regional Readiness Command and its subordinate units from 2001 until the unit was absorbed by the 99th Regional Support Command in 2008.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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
Florida US
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

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