Emory Healthcare

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 22, 2011
geo: 
Atlanta , GA
United States
Georgia US
Extra Info: 

Those with questions may call (404) 727-7777 (option 6).

Records Breached: 

2,400 (77 confirmed cases)

Seventy-seven patients had their Social Security numbers stolen and used for fraudulent tax returns. Patient names and possibly addresses, dates of birth, clinic numbers, limited health information and health insurance companies were exposed. Patients who were seen in orthopaedics between May of 2008 and January of 2009 for something other than physical therapy were affected.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Prudential Patterson Realtors

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 24, 2011
geo: 
Hazelwood , MO
United States
Missouri US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Real estate records dating back to 2005 were found in a condominium dumpster by a resident. The records included addresses, phone numbers and copies of personal checks. Prudential Patterson Realtors was sold to Prudential Select Properties in December 2010. Prudential Select said that shredding sensitive documents is their policy.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Beebe Medical Center

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 2, 2011
geo: 
FL
United States
Florida US
Extra Info: 

The theft occurred while the employee was traveling from a vacation somewhere in Florida.  People in Lewes, Delaware were affected.

Records Breached: 

113

An employee placed a briefcase with sensitive documents in her car. The briefcase was stolen from the employee's car on January 1. It contained the names and Medicaid numbers of patients seen at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Delaware. Only a small number of people who were seen between 2005 and 2009 were affected. Around 35 of the patients affected by the breach are deceased.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

MetLife

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 25, 2011
geo: 
Loves Park , IL
United States
Illinois US
Extra Info: 

Metlife representatives can be reached at 888-383-5257.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Thousands of papers with names, addresses, Social Security numbers, birth dates and account balances were thrown in a dumpster. The breach appears to be the result of an insurance office moving from one location to another. A man searching for metal in dumpsters made the discovery. Most of the files belonged to one insurance agent.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

City of Cleveland, Texas

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 18, 2011
geo: 
Cleveland , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

10

Someone found 10 completed job applications in a public recycling dumpster. The applicants had applied for a position as a municipal court judge with the city of Cleveland and had been rejected. The applications included names, Social Security numbers, contact information, driver's license numbers, reference contact information and other information typically found on a job application.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Instant Tax Service

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 18, 2011
geo: 
Anderson , IN
United States
Indiana US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A pile of burned tax documents was found outside of Instant Tax Service.  Names, Social Security numbers, wages and contact information were still visible on the documents.  Employees denied that they were responsible and claimed that their office possessed a shredder.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 21, 2011
geo: 
Portland , OR
United States
Oregon US
Records Breached: 

50 (Between 50 and 75)

Between 50 and 75 patient ID cards were lost in January. Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other personal information were on the cards. The cards had previously been mailed to the wrong addresses and were being stored in the hospital's enrollment office.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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

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