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

Carle Clinic Association

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 14, 2010
geo: 
Urbana , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

1,300 (no SSNs or financial information reported)

An impostor posing as a representative of the organization's recycling service removed several barrels of purged x-ray films and film jackets. The health information included approximately 1,300 patient names, dates of birth, gender, clinic medical numbers, internal accession numbers, site locations, physician or provider names, and internal provider numbers.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 14, 2010
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

15,000 (0 SSNs and financial information reported)

An error in the quarterly address update process resulted in the mailing of approximately 15,000 individuals' protected health information to incorrect addresses. The information in the letters included demographic information, explanation of benefits, clinical information, and diagnoses. The returned mail was collected and the organization verified whether or not it had been delivered.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

VHS Genesis Lab

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 14, 2010
geo: 
Berwyn , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

500 (No SSNs or financial information involved)

Over 500 client invoices went missing. It does not appear that the month's worth of invoices were mailed. They contained health information such as names, dates of birth, and medical testing information.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

LV Financial Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 19, 2010
geo: 
Orlando , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Dozens of boxes of files from medical offices that hired LV to collect unpaid bills were found in an Orlando public dumpster. The files contained names, addresses, Social Security numbers, driver's license copies and credit reports. The collection agency went out of business in 2005 and the location of the files prior to this incident is unknown.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Carolina Center for Development and Rehabilitation

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 13, 2010
geo: 
Charlotte , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 

1,590

After a doctor left office cleaning to his sons, they mistakenly threw out hundreds of medical records. The medical records were left in a public recycling bin and included medical histories, pictures of patients and Social Security numbers.

UPDATE (7/31/10): The psychologist has contacted 1,590 of his patients.

Source: 
NAID

Rite Aid Corporation

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 27, 2010
geo: 
Camp Hill , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Extra Info: 

Etters, PA is also mentioned as Rite Aid's headquarters

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Rite Aid paid one million dollars to settle HIPAA privacy violations. Rite Aid also agreed to update corporate policies and procedures so that patient medical information would be properly disposed, employees would be properly trained in disposal of patient information, and employees would be held accountable if they did not dispose of patient information properly.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Private Legal Practice

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 27, 2010
geo: 
San Antonio , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

75

An attorney left legal files in a public dumpster. The attorney thought it was appropriate to dispose of the files in this way since the accounts were old and closed. The documents contained names, addresses, bank account information, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, and dates of birth.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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