Brentwood Primary Care Clinic


Location

Jacksonville, FL
United States
30° 19' 55.8624" N, 81° 39' 20.3436" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 24, 2013
geo: 
Jacksonville, FL
United States
Records Breached: 

261

A dishonest intern was caught using a cell phone to illegally photograph patient Social Security numbers and names.  The photos were then sent to another person; presumably for fraudulent activity.  The office intern was charged with fraudulent use of personal identification information. It is unclear when the breach was discovered since the photos were taken between May 7 and June 19.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

University of Connecticut Health Center


Location

Farmington, CT
United States
41° 44' 9.7116" N, 72° 47' 42.0972" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 8, 2013
geo: 
Farmington, CT
United States
Records Breached: 

1,400 (Unknown number of Social Security numbers)

An employee accessed patient records for reasons unrelated to their job function.  The Heath Center became aware of an unauthorized access in January of 2013.  Patient names, addresses, dates of birth, and in some cases health information and Social Security numbers may have been exposed.

Source: 
Media

RentPath, Inc. (Primedia)


Location

Norcross, GA
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 31, 2013
geo: 
Norcross, GA
United States
Records Breached: 

56,000

An independent contractor with access to Primedia's network operations group was found to have stolen hardware.  The issue was discovered on June 20, 2012.  Applicants, employees, and former employees may have had several different types of personal information stolen. Approximately 56,000 Social Security numbers were discovered among the various types of information.  Approximately 30,000 former employees, employees, and applicants were identified and notified of the breach.  The other 26,000 have yet to be identified.

Source: 
California Attorney General

University of South Florida (USF) Health


Location

Tampa, FL
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 10, 2013
geo: 
Tampa, FL
United States
Records Breached: 

140

Police searched the car of a University custodial employee and found USF Physicians Group patient billing information.  Names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth had been exposed.  The employee no longer works for the University and patients were sent a notification letter in late July.

Source: 
Media

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta


Location

Atlanta, GA
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 30, 2013
geo: 
Atlanta, GA
United States
Records Breached: 

500 (No Social Security numbers or financial information exposed)

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta fired and sued an executive for allegedly taking proprietary information that included patient health information, state license numbers for more than 500 health care providers, and other health care provider information.  The executive announced her resignation on October 16 and on October 18 the Hospital discovered that she had emailed sensitive information to her personal email account.  The executive had planned to leave on December 20 but was fired for exposing the Hospital's sensitive information.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Location

Pittsburgh, PA
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 27, 2013
geo: 
Pittsburgh, PA
United States
Records Breached: 

1,300

An employee was found to have accessed patient records without legitimate cause.  The employee worked in a unit coordinator position for about a year and her supervisor was aware of the issue.  Patient names, Social Security numbers, medical records, dates of birth, contact information, treatment information, and diagnosis information were accessed.  The employee was fired.

Source: 
Media

Nielsen


Location

New York
85 Broad Street
New York, NY
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 10, 2014
geo: 
New York
85 Broad Street
New York, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Nielsen company announced that an undisclosed number of Nielsen Audio employees are being notified that their personal information including names and Social Security numbers may be at risk after an employee with their Human Resources department mistakenly sent out a mass email containing the data.

It is currently unknown how many employees were affected.

Source: 
Media

Mortgage Lenders Network USA


Location

Middletown, CT
United States
41° 33' 44.3556" N, 72° 39' 2.3364" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 23, 2006
geo: 
Middletown, CT
United States
Records Breached: 

231,000

A former employee was arrested for extortion for attempting to blackmail his former employer for $6.9 million. He threatened to expose company files containing sensitive customer information - including customers' names, addressess, Social Security numbers, loan numbers, and loan types - if the company didn't pay him. He stole the files over the 16 months he worked there.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Dai Nippon


Date Breach Made Public: 
March 12, 2007
Extra Info: 

The incident occurred outside of the U.S. and the companies affected were not disclosed.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

A former contract worker of a Japanese commercial printing company stole nearly 9 million pieces of private data on customers from 43 clients, including U.S. companies. The stolen data includes confidential information such as names, addresses and credit card numbers intended for use in direct mailing and other printing services. Customers of U.S.-based American Home Assurance Co. and Toyota Motor were affected.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center


Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.3684" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 11, 2008
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

49,841

An admissions employee is accused of selling 2,000 patients' data in an identity theft scheme and accessing nearly 50,000 records illegitimately. Records contained names, phone numbers and, in some cases, Social Security numbers of patients. The employee has since been charged with one count of conspiracy involving computer fraud, identity document fraud, transmission of stolen property and sale of stolen property.

Source: 
Dataloss DB
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