Hollywood Video

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 9, 2010
geo: 
Sparks , NV
United States
Nevada US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

This Hollywood Video like many others has closed. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of pieces of paper, receipts, records and worst of all membership forms, were exposed.  It appears they were not even placed in the dumpster, but left out in the open and scattered everywhere by the wind. On these forms were names, addresses, birth dates, I-D numbers, credit card numbers and signatures.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Starling Insurance and Associates

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 15, 2008
geo: 
Colorado Springs , CO
United States
Colorado US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A server stolen from the locked offices contained names, addresses and Social Security numbers, dates of birth, driver's license numbers and/or account information for an unspecified number of customers.

Source: 
Media

Irving Independent School District

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 13, 2009
geo: 
Irving , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Identity thieves using the names and Social Security numbers of Irving Independent School District employees have made thousands of dollars in credit card purchases. At least 64 of the 3,400 teachers and other employees names were on an old benefits report that somehow ended up in the trash.

UPDATE (2/4/10): At least one woman involved in the crime was caught in January of 2009 and sentenced on February 4, 2010.

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
Florida US
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
New Hampshire US
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
North Carolina US
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
New York US
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
Colorado US
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
California US
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
Colorado US
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

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