Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services


Location

Los Angeles, CA
United States
34° 3' 8.0424" N, 118° 14' 37.266" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 8, 2010
geo: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

197

A dishonest employee used welfare beneficiary information to file for two million dollars worth of tax refunds. The employee was caught and charged with 11 counts of identity theft and 11 counts of making false claims to the United States.

UPDATE (2/13/11): The former employee pleaded guilty to two counts of filing false claims against the United States.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Massachusetts Secretary of State Office


Location

Boston, MA
United States
42° 21' 30.3516" N, 71° 3' 35.1828" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 6, 2010
geo: 
Boston, MA
United States
Records Breached: 

139,000

In an attempt to release public information from the Securities Division, the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office released the Social Security and driver's license information of 139,000 investment advisers registered with the state. The information was sent on a CD-ROM sent to IA Week, an investment industry publication.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

DentaQuest


Location

Chicago, IL
United States
41° 51' 0.1188" N, 87° 39' 0.1872" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 6, 2010
geo: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Records Breached: 

76,000

In a statement datelined out of Nashville, DentaQuest reported the laptop theft occurred March 20 in Chicago and was informed of the incident April. DentaQuest reported the laptop contained a database which held the personal information of approximately 76,000 clients. The contractor advised most of the data is not considered sensitive, but the device did contain the first names, last names and Social Security Numbers of about 21,000 individuals. Some 10,500 are Tennessee residents.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Tomah Memorial Hospital


Location

Tomah, WI
United States
43° 58' 42.8736" N, 90° 30' 14.4756" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 14, 2010
geo: 
Tomah, WI
United States
Records Breached: 

600

A nurse used patient names and account numbers to illegally obtain narcotics. The nurse was fired.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Natchez Police Department


Location

Natchez, MS
United States
31° 33' 37.5984" N, 91° 24' 11.4156" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 26, 2010
geo: 
Natchez, MS
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A police officer with the Natchez department fraudulently used and encouraged others to use stolen credit and debit cards.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Marsh and Mercer


Location

Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 42.4032" N, 77° 2' 10.9176" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 12, 2010
geo: 
Washington, DC
United States
Extra Info: 

Marsh and Mercer's Seabury and Smith, Inc. and Mercer Health and Benefits LLC operations were involved.  The list of known organizations with affected employees includes Idaho Power, Saint Luke's health System and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

The location is listed as Seabury and Smith's office.

Records Breached: 

378,000

The insurance broker and benefits consulting firm reported the loss of a backup tape during transport.  The tape contained employee benefits information for companies that used Marsh and Mercer for consultation. Names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, account information and driver's license numbers were on the tape.

UPDATE (8/9/10): Three hundred current and former Boise, Idaho city employees were also affected.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Holyoke Medical Center, Caritas Carney Hospital, Milton Hospital, Milford Hospital


Location

Georgetown, MA
United States
42° 43' 30" N, 70° 59' 30.0012" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 13, 2010
geo: 
Georgetown, MA
United States
Extra Info: 

At least 32,750 files were found at the Georgetown Transfer Station in Georgetown, MA. Holyoke Medical Center is located in Holyoke, MA. Carney Hospital is located in Dorchester, MA. Milton Hospital is located in Milton, MA. Milford Hospital is located in Milford, MA.

 

Records Breached: 

45,600

A large pile of medical records was found at Georgetown Transfer Station public dump. The reports contained names, addresses, diagnosis, Social Security numbers, and insurance information. A medical billing company known as Goldthwait Associates is believed to be responsible. The medical records are mostly from pathology patients served at the hospitals between 2007 and March of 2010.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Baton Rouge Police Department


Location

Baton Rouge, LA
United States
30° 27' 2.6856" N, 91° 9' 16.3836" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 18, 2010
geo: 
Baton Rouge, LA
United States
Records Breached: 

30

A man pled guilty to using a printout with the information of around 30 current and retired Baton Rouge officers to commit credit fraud. An insider sold him the computer printout.  

UPDATE (2/18/11): The man was sentenced to seven years in prison.  He did not reveal the name of the person who sold him the printout.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

HSBC Bank Nevada


Location

Buffalo, NY
United States
42° 53' 11.2092" N, 78° 52' 42.1284" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 9, 2010
geo: 
Buffalo, NY
United States
Extra Info: 

The location listed is the headquarters; not the location of the incident.

Records Breached: 

14

A caller claiming to be an employee managed to get an employee to change the information on 14 customer accounts.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Essex Youth Commision Summer Program


Location

Essex, MA
United States
42° 37' 55.3404" N, 70° 46' 58.1736" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 4, 2010
geo: 
Essex, MA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Paper records and digital files with personal health and personally identifiable information from youth participants, parents and staff were reported missing.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
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