Washington Department of Corrections, Larch Corrections Center

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

43

A briefcase full of sensitive personnel records was stolen from the vehicle of a Larch Corrections Center manager. Larch human resources manager reportedly took the records home over last weekend to review them, then left his briefcase on the seat of his car while he worked out at the 24-Hour Fitness Center. While he was inside, someone smashed a window in the car. He returned to find the briefcase and 43 files missing. Others had spilled out of the briefcase inside the car. He took the files home to conduct an annual review required by the U.S.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Highmark Insurance

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 4, 2010
geo: 
Pittsburgh , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Records Breached: 

3,700

Highmark notified 3,700 members that documents containing their names, policy identification and Social Security numbers were missing. This is the second such data spill involving the region’s dominant health insurer in four months. In January, the company mailed a premium billing statement to Boscov’s Department Store, a client in Reading, according to Highmark. The envelope arrived damaged and torn; pages were also missing. The pages included the names and other identifying information for 3,700 members.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 16, 2010
geo: 
Providence , RI
United States
Rhode Island US
Records Breached: 

12,000

A filing cabinet containing survey information from approximately 12,000 BlueCHIP for Medicare members was donated to a local nonprofit organization.  The surveys were from 2001 to early 2004 and contained information such as names, Social Security numbers, telephone numbers, addresses and Medicare Identification numbers.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Bay Pines VA Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 14, 2010
geo: 
Bay Pines , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Nearly 800 (unknown number of SSNs)

Up to 800 police files were left in an area where the general public could easily access them.  Some of the files contained Social Security numbers, patient addresses, and treatment information.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Room Store

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 13, 2010
geo: 
Annapolis , MD
United States
Maryland US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A Maryland man found his own credit application lying on the ground near a dumpster.  The dumpster contained thousands of old credit applications and some newer ones.  The information included Social Security numbers, driver's licence numbers, names, addresses, and phone numbers.  Room Store employees were doing a massive cleanup and unknowingly dumped the bag of documents without shredding them.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Massachusetts Secretary of State Office

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 6, 2010
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

139,000

In an attempt to release public information from the Securities Division, the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office released the Social Security and driver's license information of 139,000 investment advisers registered with the state. The information was sent on a CD-ROM sent to IA Week, an investment industry publication.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

University of Florida

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 6, 2010
geo: 
Gainesville , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

2,047

Social Security numbers or Medicaid identification numbers were shared with a telephone survey company and included on address labels sent out to request research participation.  The letters were sent through the U.S. Postal Service on May 24th and the issue was discovered on June 6th. 

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Emily Morgan Hotel

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 9, 2010
geo: 
San Antonio , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

17,000

Identity thieves obtained stacks of credit card receipts from one of the hotel's storage rooms in 2006.  Hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent charges were then made in three different states.  Investigators first became aware of a large identity theft issue in the area during the beginning of 2009.

UPDATE (12/4/2010): The ringleader pleaded guilty to ID theft fraud conspiracy, access device fraud and conspiracy to launder money. Seven other co-conspirators have been identified.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Cornerstone

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 2, 2010
geo: 
Nashville , TN
United States
Tennessee US
Records Breached: 

1,537

According to Cornerstone: "During the weekend of April 30th, 2010, flood waters broke windows of our administrative office for School-Based Services... As a result of the unprecedented flooding that occurred, some clinical record information, along with name, Centerstone ID#, Social Security number, and date of birth, may have been removed from the building by flood waters."

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Private Dental Practice

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 15, 2010
geo: 
Barstow , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An anonymous tipster called the Sheriff's Department and reported unattended boxes of personal records outside the dental office. The boxes contained patient records from the early 1990's to the present. These records numbered in the hundreds and had personal information such as Social Security numbers, names, birth dates, credit card numbers, and addresses. The Sheriff's Department destroyed the records and warned patients of dentists Lee, Sang H. Yoon and Patricia Patterson.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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