Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 19, 2012
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Extra Info: 

Massachusetts Eye and Ear released a statement that can be found herehttp://www.masseyeandear.org/news/press_releases/recent/data_breach_2012/

Records Breached: 

3,600

An employee was fired after police informed Massachusetts Eye and Ear that the employee was being investigated for identity theft.  The employee had taken and misused patient names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth. At least four of the employee's victims came from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, but she had access to the information of approximately 3,600 patients.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Safe Ride Services, Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 17, 2012
geo: 
Phoenix , AZ
United States
Arizona US
Records Breached: 

42,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A former employee may have accessed computer systems without authorization and accessed service files.  The incident or incidents occurred between August 31, 2011 and January 31, 2012. Employee personal information as well as patient demographic and insurance information were exposed.  It is unclear if the former employee was currently employed at the time of the incidents.  The incident was posted on the HHS website on June 8.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Oregon State University

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 25, 2012
geo: 
Corvallis , OR
United States
Oregon US
Records Breached: 

21,000

An unnamed check printing vendor for the University copied data from the University's cashier's office during software upgrades.  The information included 30,000 to 40,000 checks that contained student and employee names, University IDs, check numbers, and check amounts.  Current and former student, faculty, and staff records older than 2004 may have included Social Security numbers. it does not appear that the vendor acted with malicious intent.

Source: 
Media

Hillsborough Health Department

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 26, 2012
geo: 
Tampa , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

291

An employee printed and removed sensitive client information for unknown purposes.  The employee was dismissed and steps were taken to reduce the risk of similar employee thefts occurring.  The employee removed the documents on February 15, 2012 and was not discovered until Hillsborough County Health Department was notified on May 25.  Client names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, phone numbers, patient identification numbers, type of visit, and other protected health information were exposed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Palm Beach County Health Department

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 3, 2012
geo: 
Palm Beach , FL
United States
Florida US
Extra Info: 

Those with questions may call 561-671-4014.

Records Breached: 

86

An employee was fired in May for creating and attempting to mail a list of names and Social Security numbers for purposes of identity fraud.  It is unclear if the dishonest employee disclosed the information of other people before being caught. Some patients had already experienced fraudulent activity. People who may have been a patient in one of the Health Department Health Centers could have been affected.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Memorial Healthcare System (MHS)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 3, 2012
Records Breached: 

102,153

MHS discovered a second breach during the process of investigating a dishonest employee's misuse of patient data in January of 2012.  Employees of affiliated physicians' offices may have improperly accessed patient information through a web portal used by physicians who provide care and treatment at MHS.  Patient names, Social security numbers, and dates of birth may have been accessed during the period between January 1, 2011 and July 5, 2012.  

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Bear Valley Community Hospital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 8, 2012
geo: 
Big Bear Lake , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

102

An employee was fired after an investigation revealed that patient records were accessed without legitimate cause.  The breach was discovered during a routine audit.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

AmericInn

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 9, 2012
geo: 
Medford , WI
United States
Wisconsin US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A dishonest employee faces six charges of fraudulently using a credit card and 59 counts of identity theft.  The former employee apparently used customer credit card numbers to pay tuition and insurance bills. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Grant Income Tax Bookkeeping and Check Cash

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 29, 2012
geo: 
Macon , GA
United States
Georgia US
Records Breached: 

10

The dishonest owner of the tax preparation business used names and Social security numbers to file fraudulent tax returns for at least 10 people between 2007 and 2009.  He is accused of using nearly $8,000 in fraudulent tax refunds for his own purposes.  He was indicted on 23 counts of making false claims for tax refunds, four counts of theft of government money, and four counts of aggravated identity theft on March 15, 2012.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

General Motors Co.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 3, 2012
geo: 
Detroit , MI
United States
Michigan US
Records Breached: 

883

It was determined that an employee who retired in May copied two electronic spreadsheets with names and Social Security numbers of active and retired GM workers.  The file was found on the former employee's computer.  It is unclear if the information was misused or if the former employee acted with malicious intent.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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