Mountain Medical Center

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 9, 2009
geo: 
Salt Lake , UT
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Names, credit card numbers, Social Security numbers were found in a dumpster. A man was throwing away some stuff in a dumpster and found it was chock full of medical records. There's everything in there from canceled checks to routing numbers, he said. Salt Lake Police packed away perhaps twenty boxes of papers, and said they would protect the documents, as they dug into the matter.

Source: 
Media

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
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

Florida Department of Education

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 13, 2009
geo: 
Tallahassee , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

475

The agency is notifying 475 student-loan borrowers of a breach that involved their financial records.  The Office of Student Financial Assistance lost or misplaced 1,186 promissory notes that students signed while enrolled.  The missing files include Social Security numbers, names, addresses, birth dates, personal references, and other private and financial information that could be used for identity thief.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

New Hampshire Department of Corrections

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 4, 2009
geo: 
Laconia , NH
United States
Records Breached: 

1,000

A 64-page list containing the names and Social Security numbers of about 1,000 employees of the state Department of Corrections ended up under the mattress of a minimum security prisoner. The prison contracts with vendors to shred documents and investigators are trying to find out why documents were not destroyed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Battleground Urgent Care/Prompt Med

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 21, 2009
geo: 
Greensboro , NC
United States
Records Breached: 

623

Medical files were found in a dumpster. It seems a third party moving company was hired to transfer the boxes from one warehouse to another. It is unknown at this time how the files ended up in the dumpster. The information in the files contained Social Security numbers, driver's license copies, medical histories, and employers.

 

UPDATE (5/24/10): Prompt Med agreed to pay a $50,000 fine to the state of North Carolina.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

School for the Physical City High School

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 7, 2009
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Boxes of student records were piled in the street in front of the old home of the School for the Physical City. Some records contained the Social Security numbers, grades, signatures and even psychological reports of former students of the public intermediate high school. The boxes contained hundreds of records and were sitting next to a trash bin filled with old desks and other discarded school supplies. The School for the Physical City moved to a new location over the

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Jones General Store/Root of the Hill

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 14, 2009
geo: 
Boulder , CO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Boulder police are investigating two burglaries on University Hill that could have compromised some local shoppers' personal and credit card information. A manager for Jones General Store called police to report an overnight break-in and theft of credit card receipts. A short time later, an owner of Root of the Hill, a business in the same building, called officers to report a break-in, theft and extensive vandalism.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Sagebrush Medical Plaza/Kern Medical Center

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 22, 2009
geo: 
Bakersfield , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

31,000

Thousands of patients at a Kern County health clinic have been warned their personal information could have been stolen. A break-in happened at the Sagebrush Medical Plaza in July, and Kern Medical Center officials have notified 31,000 patients to take precautions against possible identity theft. One or more unknown individuals broke into a locked storage area that contained confidential patient information. All patient information has now been moved to a location inside the clinic building.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Penrose Hospital

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 28, 2009
geo: 
Colorado Springs , CO
United States
Records Breached: 

175

Officials at Penrose Hospital believe someone has stolen the personal information of 175 patients. The missing information consists of names, addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers and the reason for the patients' visits. The information was stored on a computer print-out and kept in a binder stored in a cabinet. The print out has gone missing.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

CLP Skilled Trade Solutions

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 7, 2009
geo: 
Palm Springs , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Boxes full of documents that had the CLP Skilled Trade Solutions logo on them were found in a dumpster in the back of a Newport Café. Some of the information found included Social Security cards, tax papers, driver's licenses and home IDs. Many of the documents were from a company that CLP acquired a few years ago.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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