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
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

Private Accounting 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
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Tax documents discovered in a dumpster contained customer names and Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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
Records Breached: 

Unknown

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

Source: 
Dataloss DB

EZCORP, EZPAWN

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 8, 2007
geo: 
San Antonio , TX
United States
Records Breached: 
Unknown
Several EZPAWN stores in the San Antonio area exposed customers' personal information by discarding business records in easily accessible trash cans behind stores. The Texas Attorney General decided to take legal action against EZCORP Inc. and its subsidiary EZPAWN. Customer records included promissory notes and bank statements that contained names, addresses, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers and checking account information.
Source: 
Dataloss DB

Jones Beauty College

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 8, 2007
geo: 
Dallas , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The Texas Attorney General filed an enforcement action against the College in March.  Student financial aid forms with Social Security numbers and other personal information had been improperly discarded.  

Source: 
Media

Department of Veteran's Affairs

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 21, 2010
geo: 
Dallas , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

140 (No full SSNs reported)

The names, Social Security numbers and treatment locations of about 140 veterans were mixed in with other paperwork. The paperwork was sent to an EEOC office and viewed by multiple persons there. It appears that the names should not have been visible.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Apothecary of Colorado

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 28, 2010
geo: 
Denver , CO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A man handling recyclables near his home found a conspicuous binder in a dumpster.  It turned out that medical marijuana records had been placed there.  The names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and phone numbers of patients were in the binder.  The current owners believe the records are from the previous owner or owners.  "Dozens" of people were affected.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Riverside Mercy Hospital, Mercy Health Partners

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 27, 2010
geo: 
Toledo , OH
United States
Extra Info: 

Concerned current and former patients and employees may call 1-877-451-9361 for more information.

Records Breached: 

1,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Patient and employee records were left in the Hospital after the facility was sold to Toledo Public Schools in 2003. The Hospital closed in 2002 and was sold in 2003. Records were left unsecured in the facility from 2003 until the discovery in November of 2010.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Harvard University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 14, 2007
geo: 
Cambridge , MA
United States
Records Breached: 

56

Folders containing information about students from the University's Division of Continuing Education were lost. The folders were from the previous year and included names, Social Security numbers, Harvard ID numbers, dates of birth, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers. Some of the folders contained additional information about the students and their dependents, spouses or parents. The information did not include credit card numbers. The University speculates that the folders were placed in a file cabinet that was later recycled.

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
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

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