University Medical Clinics

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 28, 2010
geo: 
Port St. Lucie , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Files containing Social Security numbers, phone numbers, patient names, and addresses were found in a trash bin outside of the clinic. A woman found the files and notified police after receiving an anonymous tip.

Source: 
NAID

Private Medical Practice

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 17, 2010
geo: 
Lake Mary , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Police were looking for evidence of another crime when they found personal documents in the dumpster outside of a doctor's office. The doctor specializes in treating the ear, nose, and throat and claims there was nothing about patients in the documents. The doctor agreed to shred the documents while the police investigated whether or not patient information was compromised.

Source: 
NAID

Sagebrush Medical Plaza/Kern Medical Center

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 22, 2009
geo: 
Bakersfield , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

31,000

Thousands of patients at a Kern County health clinic have been warned their personal information could have been stolen. A break-in happened at the Sagebrush Medical Plaza in July, and Kern Medical Center officials have notified 31,000 patients to take precautions against possible identity theft. One or more unknown individuals broke into a locked storage area that contained confidential patient information. All patient information has now been moved to a location inside the clinic building.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Penrose Hospital

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 28, 2009
geo: 
Colorado Springs , CO
United States
Colorado US
Records Breached: 

175

Officials at Penrose Hospital believe someone has stolen the personal information of 175 patients. The missing information consists of names, addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers and the reason for the patients' visits. The information was stored on a computer print-out and kept in a binder stored in a cabinet. The print out has gone missing.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

CLP Skilled Trade Solutions

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 7, 2009
geo: 
Palm Springs , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Boxes full of documents that had the CLP Skilled Trade Solutions logo on them were found in a dumpster in the back of a Newport Café. Some of the information found included Social Security cards, tax papers, driver's licenses and home IDs. Many of the documents were from a company that CLP acquired a few years ago.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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

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