Sheppard Air Force Base

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 24, 2012
geo: 
Wichita Falls , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

721

I man found medical records stacked in a bag in a closet while checking for financial records in the home of his estranged wife. The records date from 2003 to 2007 and involve the information of patients of Sheppard Air Force Base's 82nd Medical Group.  Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and in some cases, patient diagnoses were on the documents.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Oregon State Hospital

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 24, 2012
geo: 
OR
United States
Oregon US
Extra Info: 

The city where the breach took place was not reported.

Records Breached: 

550 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The theft of sensitive documents from an Oregon State Hospital supervisor's car resulted in the exposure of patient information.  On Friday, April 13, a printed list of 550 hospital patients that included names, treating physicians, hospital identification numbers, and geographic information was stolen. Additionally, progress notes for 20 patients were stolen that included patient dates of birth, diagnoses, and other information.  It is not clear if patients who visited either the Salem Oregon State Hospital or the Portland Oregon State Hospital were affected by the breach.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Doshi Diagnostic Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 15, 2012
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Sensitive documents were placed in public trash bags.  The bags were opened and the documents were found scattered across a sidewalk.  Confidential patient records which included names, Social Security numbers, unemployment compensation records, copies of benefits cards, and other patient personal information were exposed. Patients dating back to 2006 were affected. 

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Mo' Money Taxes

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 21, 2012
geo: 
Memphis , TN
United States
Tennessee US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Thousands of documents with sensitive information were found in a publicly accessible dumpster. An investigation began on February 20 when officers were alerted to three dumpsters filled with documents dating back to 2005.  The information included Social Security numbers, driver's licenses, phone numbers, and addresses. The landlord of the space leased by Mo' Money appears to have mistakenly cleaned out the office space before Mo' Money's shredding service could access the documents. The IRS is now conducting a federal investigation related to identity theft.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Robley Rex VA Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 27, 2012
geo: 
Louisville , KY
United States
Kentucky US
Records Breached: 

1,182

Documents with names, Social Security numbers, and discharge dates of veterans were discovered unattended in the lobby entrance of Robley Rex VA. An extensive review was conducted by VA officials and they concluded there was no reason to believe any information was misused or that any malicious activity was involved.  Neither the reason for the breach nor the details of the breach discovery were revealed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Kern Medical Center

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 5, 2012
geo: 
Bakersfield , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Concerned patients may call 1-877-800-5530 or contact KMC by email at breachinfo@kernmedctr.com.

Records Breached: 

1,500 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A resident physician printed out the records of 1,500 patients for research purposes.  The paper records were stored in a computer bag and the bag was stolen from the physician's car on February 25.  The records contained names, health information, and test results. They may have also contained the insurance information of some patients.

UPDATE (4/20/2012): Medical record numbers, dates of treatments, diagnoses sites, cocci clinical numbers, and test results for HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis, and pregnancy may have also been exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Gila County Health and Emergency Services (Payson WIC Office)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 7, 2012
geo: 
Payson , AZ
United States
Arizona US
Records Breached: 

1,000

A woman found thousands of applications for Women, infants, and Children (WIC) support in a dumpster.  Around 1,000 documents were originally reported in the dumpster.  Additional documents were discovered when a local news team joined the woman at the dumpster a few days later. The applications included copies of drivers licenses, Social Security numbers, medical information, and many other types of sensitive information.  An employee of the state agency said that the forms would normally be properly shredded, but were thrown out in a hurry without being checked.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Jackson Hewitt

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 6, 2011
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

100

A woman found tax return information lying on the ground in front of an abandoned Jackson Hewitt on or around October 22. Hundreds of documents were exposed. The building owner called a shredding company to dispose of the documents, but ended up leaving them outdoors until the disposal company arrived.  The person responsible claimed that all the records were over four years old and were difficult to transport from the office.  The paperwork came from the Jackson Hewitt office at 1734 Divisadero St.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Comfort Inn & Suites

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 21, 2012
geo: 
San Antonio , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

500

Police officers discovered a large number of credit card receipts and other items during a traffic stop in June of 2011.  The driver was then arrested and admitted to using stolen credit card receipts from Comfort Inn & Suites to make fraudulent credit cards.  He had stolen around 500 receipts and successfully used two counterfeit credit cards.  He was sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $3,606 in restitution.

UPDATE (03/22/2012): Additional credit card receipts were found and connected to Brownsville, Texas.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Affordable Medical and Surgical Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 27, 2012
geo: 
Overland Park , KS
United States
Kansas US
Records Breached: 

1,000

A woman found over 1,000 detailed abortion records in a dumpster when she went to dump her recycling near a local elementary school.  The records included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, telephone numbers, emergency family contacts, patient health histories, number of children, term of pregnancies, number of previous abortions, reasons for failing to go through with the abortion procedures, and fees paid for the procedures. Many of the records were from 2001 and 2002.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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