Harris County Hospital

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 7, 2008
geo: 
Houston , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

1,200

A lower-level Harris County Hospital District administrator downloaded medical and financial records for patients with HIV, AIDS and other medical conditions onto a flash drive that later was lost or stolen. This may have been a violation of law. The data on the device included the patients' names, medical record numbers, billing codes, the facilities where the office visits occurred and other billing information. It also included the patients'

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Dataloss DB

YMCA

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 27, 2008
geo: 
Champaign , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Customers who paid for items at a YMCA fund-raiser with checks or credit cards are being warned about a burglary at which credit and debit card numbers were taken.

Source: 
Media

Kansas State University

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 27, 2008
geo: 
Manhattan , KS
United States
Records Breached: 

86

An instructor for classes offered through the Division of Continuing Education, taught through the UFM Community Learning Center, reported an overnight theft of numerous items from a car, which was parked outside a Manhattan residence. Items taken included a backpack with a list of names and Social Security numbers of 86 K-State students who had taken that instructor's classes from fall 2007 through summer 2008.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

The Washington Trust Co.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 28, 2008
geo: 
Westerly , RI
United States
Records Breached: 

1,000

The Washington Trust Co. has notified about 1,000 customers that their debit and credit card accounts might have been compromised in a suspected security breach at an unidentified MasterCard merchant. The company is investigating a suspected security breach of a U.S. e-commerce-based merchant's Web server which contained debit card data.

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Media

Reynoldsburg Ohio City School District

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 28, 2008
geo: 
Reynoldsburg , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

4,259

Reynoldsburg school officials were phasing out the use of Social Security numbers in the district's student database when someone stole a laptop containing that information. The district laptop, taken from a computer technician's car, also included names, addresses and phone numbers for two-thirds of the district's enrollment.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Louisiana Real Estate Commission

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 29, 2008
geo: 
Baton Rouge , LA
United States
Records Breached: 

13,000

A glitch during a computer upgrade caused the names, addresses and Social Security numbers of licensed agents to be exposed on the Internet. The commission was transferring its online programs to a new server when the sensitive electronic file, which is not normally posted on the Internet, was left unsecured and slipped in among the commission materials that could be seen online.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Wachovia Bank

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 29, 2008
geo: 
Cape Coral , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

It was confirmed that several customers of the Camelot branch, at Cape Coral Parkway and Chiquita Boulevard, who used their debit cards have had their accounts fraudulently charged because someone placed a skimming device on the ATM. The device collected each person's card information, including personal identification numbers, and allowed different debit cards to be created with that information.

Source: 
Media

Ohio Police & Fire Pension System

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 30, 2008
geo: 
Columbus , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

13,000

A former mailroom supervisor at the Ohio Police & Fire Pension System forwarded the names, addresses and Social Security numbers from his work e-mail address to his personal e-mail address before quitting his job. The file contains information for 13,000 of the approximately 24,000 retired members of the Ohio Police & Fire Pension System, most of whom are former police officers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

National Technical Institute for the Deaf and Rochester Institute of Technology

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 30, 2008
geo: 
Rochester , NY
United States
Extra Info: 

RIT Hotline through 9/26/08 (866) 624-8330, RIT Public Safety (585) 475-2853

http://www.rit.edu/news/?v=46283

Records Breached: 

13,800

A recently stolen laptop contained the names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of about 12,700 applicants to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and another 1,100 people at Rochester Institute of Technology. The laptop belonged to an employee and was stolen on Monday from an office at NTID. People at RIT, who are not affiliated with NTID, are affected because their personal information was being used as part of a control group in an internal study.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Southwest Medical Association

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 30, 2008
geo: 
Las Vegas , NV
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Thousands of medical charts were found in an abandoned storage unit that was purchaced for $25.

Source: 
Media

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