State Department of Labor and Industries, Washington State Employees Credit Union, Court of Appeals

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 1, 2010
geo: 
Tacoma , WA
United States
Washington US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Confidential paper files from at least three tenants of the state-owned Rhodes Building were found in an unsecured recycling bin. Some documents included names, Social Security numbers, checking account information, health information and dates of birth. A news report claimed the documents numbered in the dozens. Representatives for some of the organizations claimed that the files were supposed to be shredded.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Manor Care of Indy (South), LLC

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 3, 2010
geo: 
Indianapolis , IN
United States
Indiana US
Records Breached: 

845 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The protected health information of 845 individuals may have been viewed or obtained by an unauthorized person or persons.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

American Check Cashers of Oklahoma, LLC

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 5, 2010
geo: 
Tulsa , OK
United States
Oklahoma US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of blank checks, bank and telephone statements, Social Security card copies and ID copies were found in a dumpster by someone from a a neighboring store. The documents date from 2004 to 2009. The owner of the business said that the mistake occurred when some sensitive documents were sorted in with non-sensitive documents and dumped rather than shredded. It is unclear whether the sorting error was made by the shredding company or the business. Ninety-six of the documents were kept by the neighboring store's owner.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Farber Enterprises

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 30, 2010
geo: 
Harlingen , TX
United States
Texas US
Extra Info: 

Farber Enterprises is located in Kerrville, Texas.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of documents were abandoned near a bridge in the Harlingen area.  The documents contained receipts, invoices, canceled checks, Social Security numbers, addresses and phone and driver's license numbers. A man whose information was found said that he had applied for employment with Farber two or three years ago.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Memorial Hospital of Gardena

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 10, 2010
geo: 
Gardena , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

771 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The Hospital reported that the unauthorized access or disclosure of paper records affected patients. The incident occurred on or around October 14.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Ochsner Health System , H.E.L.P. Financial Corporation

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 10, 2010
geo: 
New Orleans , LA
United States
Louisiana US
Extra Info: 

The location listed is Ochsner's headquarters. Patients may call 1-877-365-1663 with questions. The senior public relations specialist can be reached at 504-842-9143.

Records Breached: 

9,475 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

On October 4, Oschner was contacted by several patients claiming they had received the patient information of someone else. Letters had been sent on by HELP on September 27 that included incorrect names, medical record numbers, account numbers and account balances. HELP assists Oschner patients with payment arrangements for outstanding hospital and clinical account balances. A programming error at HELP caused the mistake. No patient will be able to access another patient's medical or financial records using the incorrect information from the letters they received.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Liberty Tax Service

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 13, 2010
geo: 
Portsmouth , VA
United States
Virginia US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Personal tax documents were left exposed in a dumpster. The tax documents had Social Security numbers, addresses and financial information. The company did not reveal how the documents may have found their way into the dumpster, but said that it was against company policy to leave them exposed and intact. At least one person had their tax information from 2008 exposed.  The number of documents was described as "mounds".

Source: 
Databreaches.net

NYS Higher Education Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 10, 2006
geo: 
Albany , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

49

Paper documents were lost when the package containing them was damaged by a carrier's mechanical equipment.  The documents may have been thrown away by the carrier.  The information on the documents included name, Social Security number and address. At least 49 New York residents were affected, but the total number of people affected nationwide was not disclosed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Private Medical Practice

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 22, 2008
geo: 
Fort Myers , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Medical documents with Social Security numbers were found in a dumpster.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Essex Youth Commision Summer Program

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 4, 2010
geo: 
Essex , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Paper records and digital files with personal health and personally identifiable information from youth participants, parents and staff were reported missing.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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