Private Medical Practice

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 22, 2008
geo: 
Fort Myers , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Medical documents with Social Security numbers were found in a dumpster.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Lone Star Business Solutions

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 22, 2011
geo: 
Wichita , KS
United States
Kansas US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Thousands of personnel documents were found in a dumpster.  W-4 forms, employment applications, and other employee documents were found by the news team FactFinder 12.  Social Security numbers, addresses, and phone numbers of people across the country were exposed.  It appears that the files were dumped because the office was closing.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Killeen Independent School District (KISD)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 26, 2011
geo: 
Killeen , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

58

A man found student documents near a freeway. A list of student names and their Social Security numbers was found; but it is unclear if teacher evaluations and grade books were also found. KISD said that there were no specific policies for shredding confidential KISD information.

UPDATE (4/13/2011):  Notification letters were sent to the homes of 58 students. The Social Security numbers of those students may have been exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

V.A. Medical Center

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 8, 2011
geo: 
Aiken , SC
United States
South Carolina US
Extra Info: 

Please call (706) 729-5893 for more information.

Records Breached: 

2,600

A V.A. employee may have thrown the personal information of over 2,600 veterans into the trash. The breach was originally discovered over a month before the official notification and reported by a news channel. The V.A. admitted that appointment records with Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other information were accidentally thrown into the trash instead of being shredded. The records were from January 2010 through January 2011.  All veterans from that period were contacted, but not all were affected.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Private Dental Practice

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 11, 2011
geo: 
Longmont , CO
United States
Colorado US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On April 10, a man looking for scrap metal found a stack of patient records from a dental office. The man reported the incident to local news because of the sensitive nature of the information on the documents. The old records were meant to be shredded, but a new office assistant may have accidentally placed them in the trash instead.  Names, Social Security numbers and other information were exposed.  The dentist immediately responded to the breach after being notified of the mistake.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Private Medical Practice

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 13, 2011
geo: 
San Antonio , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

100 (34 SSNs)

A man was linked to the theft of at least 100 medical records.  A surgeon had taken old records home to be shredded; they were stolen from his garage.  There were 34 names, 19 driver's license numbers and many dates of birth.  The thief was caught attempting to sell the information for $250 in June of 2010.  The man pleaded guilty to possessing numerous medical files.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Central Brooklyn Medical Group PC, Preferred Health Partners

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 14, 2011
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

500 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

On August 3, 2010 paper records were discovered stolen. It is not clear who the paper records belonged to, where they were stolen from, and what type of information the records contained. 

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Fairview Health Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 14, 2011
geo: 
Minneapolis , MN
United States
Minnesota US
Records Breached: 

1,200 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

About 1,200 patient records were stored in a box and marked for shipping to a new office location. The box never arrived and was reported missing on February 21, 2011. Patient billing records with names, dates of birth and medical information may have been exposed. The records are used to process insurance claims. Any patient admitted to Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina between April of 2010 and February of 2011 may have had their information exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 19, 2011
geo: 
Newark , OH
United States
Ohio US
Records Breached: 

617

An enclosed file cabinet with student registration cards was left unattended for a short period of time. The cabinet was moved to a temporary storage facility while the Student Records Management Office prepared to move to a new location in the same building. The cabinet should not have been left unattended; it contained Social Security numbers for students who registered for the fall quarter of 2010 at any COTC campus.  The incident occurred on March 10 and notifications were sent to students on April 14.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Blockbuster Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 20, 2011
geo: 
San Diego , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A box of employee files and completed job applications was found outside of a Blockbuster store by a concerned citizen. The store was scheduled to close. The documents inside the boxes should have been shredded. Names, addresses, Social Security numbers and other information associated with employees and job applicants were exposed. Some of the information included surveillance descriptions about and confessions from employees who were fired from the Blockbuster. Blockbuster stated that the incident was against their corporate policies and agreed to shred the information.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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