FirstMerit Bank

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 27, 2009
geo: 
Streetsboro , OH
United States
Ohio US
Extra Info: 

 Additional locations; Westlake and Elyria, OH

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Police in three Ohio cities are investigating the theft of three large storage bins from bank branches earlier this month. The storage bins were used to store paper waiting to be shredded. Three branches of the FirstMerit Bank in Streetsboro, Westlake and Elyria, OH each reported a bin missing beginning on October 7. One of the three bins contained personal documents of bank customers.

Source: 
Media

Bushland Elementary School

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 10, 2009
geo: 
Bushland , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

100

A Potter County school district has improved security protecting its student records after paperwork containing Social Security numbers, family incomes and student addresses was discovered at a recycling site in Canyon. The documents listed names of about 100 students at Bushland Elementary School who were eligible for free or reduced-price meals through a federal program during the 2003-04 and 2005-06 school years. Applications for subsidized meals from more than 20 families included their Social Security numbers, incomes, addresses and phone numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 13, 2008
geo: 
Los Angeles , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A computer was stolen from a contractor on February 11, 2008. Compromised information included name, Social Security number, date of birth, employee identification number, salary, work location, deferred compensation balances, insurance plan coverage and health care benefits selection for all active employees who were members of the DWP Retirement Plan during 2006 and 2007.

UPDATE (2/15/08): The contractor has been identified as Systematic Automation Inc.  Nineteen organizations were affected by the breach.

Source: 
Security Breach Letter

Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 2, 2010
geo: 
Port Hueneme , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

244

More than 200 employees were notified that a non-government entity may have seen their personal information. The non-government entity were lawyers for two of three workers who fought a security access suspension against them. It take the Navy 17 months to inform employees at the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center in Port Hueneme, California, that their Social Security numbers had been inadvertently released.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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

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

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

Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 5, 2010
geo: 
Algiers , LA
United States
Louisiana US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Personal documents relating to section 8 were left in an unsecured and abandoned office.  The documents included copies of birth certificates, driver's license numbers, pay stubs, and Social Security cards.

Source: 
NAID

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