Pure Med Spa, Brite Smile Brite Skin

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 6, 2012
geo: 
Las Vegas , NV
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A woman alerted a local news station to a stash of improperly disposed information.  Credit card applications, patient names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and possibly medical records were found sitting next to a dumpster in a parking lot.  The paperwork came from multiple organizations.  Among the organizations were two closed branches of Pure Med Spa and Brite Smile Brite Skin.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Isaac Miller Elementary School, Santa Maria-Benita School District

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 10, 2012
geo: 
Santa Maria , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A man noticed dozens of books and documents inside a dumpster near Miller Elementary.  The documents contained personal and financial information related to applications for free and recuded-price meals.  The books were new and federally-funded.  School officials claimed that the documents should have been shredded and recovered the documents and books. The books were donated.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

New York Police Department - 40th Precinct

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 4, 2012
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A precinct employee trashed a number of documents after they had been damaged by a flood in the basement of the building.  Dumpster divers found the documents and reported that they were readable.  The documents, which contained at least one domestic violence report, stolen property records, criminal complaints, and mug shots, were then recovered, secured, and presumably shredded.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

RIte Aid Corporation

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 12, 2012
geo: 
Harrisburg , PA
United States
Records Breached: 

2,900 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The misplacement of paper documents resulted in the exposure of health and/or other personal information.  The breach was discovered on October 7, 2011.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Open MRI of Chicago, Nation Wise Machine Buyers

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 12, 2012
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

2,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The improper disposal of paper documents resulted in the exposure of health and/or other personal information.  The breach was discovered on September 6, 2011.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Family Chiropractic Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 20, 2012
geo: 
Kokomo , IN
United States
Records Breached: 

450 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Between 400 and 450 medical records were stolen from a chiropractic clinic during a January 2 burglary.  Files for patients with last names ending in DOD through DRI; ending in ELL through GAT; and ending in GIF through HAL and who had been to the clinic since January 1, 2008 were taken.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Ayuda Medical Case Management

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 20, 2012
geo: 
Castroville , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

2,000

Thousands of patient records were found in an unsecured trash can.  They contained names, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, medical conditions, and treatment information.  The boxes of medical records were traced to Ayuda, whose owner claimed to have been doing little or no business after losing a state contract in September.  The boxes were auctioned off after the owner failed to pay the rental fee on a storage unit. 

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Muskogee Regional Medical Center

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 6, 2012
geo: 
Muskogee , OK
United States
Extra Info: 

Patients with questions may call 1-800-722-9608 between December 2011 and March 2012.

Records Breached: 

844 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A binder containing forms with flu test results for 2011 went missing sometime around December 5, 2011.  It contained the information of patients who received a flu test between January 1, 2011, and December 5, 2011.  patient names, internal hospital department and internal account numbers, gender, medical record numbers, dates of birth, age, dates of tests, and flu test results.  

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 9, 2012
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Records Breached: 

6,831

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center became aware of sensitive paperwork that was found exposed miles away from the medical center's Brighton campus.  St. Elizabeth's immediately sent someone to recover the documents.  It is unclear how the documents ended up in the area and a vendor may have been the source of the breach.  The types of information exposed were not revealed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Cardinal Fitness

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 9, 2012
geo: 
Indianapolis , IN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Receipts, credit card numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and other information were found in an easily accessible dumpster that sat outside the closed fitness center.  A local news station was contacted and followed up on the story.  The dumpster was removed, but it is unclear if the documents were properly disposed. The news story received attention from the attorney general's office and Cardinal Fitness may now face a fine of up to $305,000 for dumping the information.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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