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

Dermatology Clinic

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 29, 2011
geo: 
Durham , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 

55 (No full SSNs or financial information reported)

A log book with patient appointment information was discovered missing.  Patients had their names, last four digits of Social Security number, telephone numbers and names of procedures scheduled exposed.  Two searches did not lead to the recovery of the log book; there is a possibility that a patient took the book.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Ember Corporation

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 26, 2011
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

50

Ember received a package that had been sent from Ceridian via Federal Express.  The package appeared to have been tampered with.  Ceridian processes Ember's payroll information and the package contained individual W-2 forms for current and former Ember employees.  Two corners of the package had opened and the contents were wrinkled, but no documents appeared to be missing or opened. Ember warned its employees that their names, Social Security numbers, addresses and 2010 payroll information may have been exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 10, 2008
geo: 
Baltimore , MD
United States
Maryland US
Records Breached: 

190

On December 21, a briefcase with sensitive documents was stolen from an employee's car. The documents included names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, physical and mental health information, medical ID numbers and demographic information. Current and former members of a program called Creative Alternatives were affected.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

White Rock Networks

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 4, 2011
geo: 
Plano , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Nearly 50 boxes of medical records, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers and other personal information were found in a paper recycling dumpster behind a library.  White Rock personnel records from 2000 to 2005 were in the boxes. The company went bankrupt in 2006 and was purchased.  A local news crew contacted at least one of the affected people so that she could retrieve her information.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Affiliated Physicians Group (APG)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 20, 2007
geo: 
Foxborough , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

53

On October 20, a briefcase was stolen from the vehicle of a physician. The briefcase contained patient encounter forms with names, addresses, Social Security numbers, telephone numbers and insurance information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

College Point Bus Depot

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 7, 2008
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

100

Social Security numbers, copies of driver's licenses, grievance papers and other personal information were thrown into the trash.  A witness saw a foreman throwing out the papers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Adventist Behavioral Health

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 6, 2011
geo: 
Rockville , MD
United States
Maryland US
Extra Info: 

Patients whose information was compromised may call (301) 251-4567.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

An employee error caused sensitive patient documents to be sent to a recycling facility. Some of the documents, which should have been shredded instead of recycled, were found on December 29 after being blown out of a recycling truck.  The documents included patient names and dates of birth.  The papers that fell off the truck were shredded by Adventist and any documents that remained at the facility were destroyed there.  The employee responsible for the mistake was not fired.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Campus Suite Apartments

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 8, 2011
geo: 
West Lafayette , IN
United States
Indiana US
Records Breached: 

30

In November of 2008, documents with tenant Social Security numbers and dates of birth were stolen from the office. Many of the tenants were able to avoid fraudulent charges by immediately placing fraud alerts on their accounts. One man pleaded guilty to stealing the information and another pleaded guilty to using the information to commit fraud and identity theft.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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