P.K. Yonge

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 31, 2010
geo: 
Gainesville , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

8,300

The July 23 theft of a laptop in California resulted in the exposure of current and former student and employee personal information.  The information included Social Security numbers and some driver's license numbers.  The information dates back to 2000.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

SunBridge Healthcare Corporation

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 13, 2010
geo: 
Albuquerque , NM
United States
Records Breached: 

1,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A BlackBerry mobile device was stolen from an employee's desk.  The device had unencrypted current and former resident and patient information from eight different nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Georgia.  No Social Security numbers or financial information were stored on the device, but it did contain patient names, medical record numbers, medical information, dates of birth, and dates of service.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

New York University School of Medicine Aging and Dementia Clinical Research Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 13, 2010
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

1,200 (No reports of SSNs or financial information)

A portable electronic device was lost or stolen on April 3.  The health information of 1,200 patients was lost. The incident was reported to the Department of Health and Human Services in September.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside Hospital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 18, 2010
geo: 
Pittsburgh , PA
United States
Records Breached: 

19

In February of 2008, an employee disclosed the names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of patients in exchange for personal gains. The patient information was eventually used to file false tax returns. The former employee was indicted on 14 counts.

UPDATE (7/05/2011): A former employee has pleaded guilty to taking the names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth of 19 Shadyside patients.  The employee gave the patient information to other people who then filed fraudulent 2008 tax returns.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

New York City Human Resources Administration and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 18, 2010
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Two New York City employees from different agencies were involved in an identity fraud ring. One employee worked for the New York City Human Resources Administration and sold copies of welfare recipients' birth certificates and Social Security numbers. The second employee worked for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and sold parental identification information from birth certificates. The employees were sentenced to eight months to two years of prison time and one to two years of probation for identification fraud. These crimes happened between 2005 and 2008.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Albrecht Discount (ALDI)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 19, 2010
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

25,000

Several ATMs inside or near grocery stores in the Chicago area were outfitted with skimming devices.  ALDI checked machines nationwide and removed a number of debit card terminals after discovering the problem.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 16, 2010
geo: 
Los Angeles , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

33,000 (No reports of SSNs or financial information)

A janitor removed 14 boxes of patient records and sold them to a recycling center.  The records had names, genders, dates of birth, addresses, medical record numbers and financial batch numbers. Patients who received services from the outpatient facility between January and October of 2008 were affected.  The files were discovered missing on July 29 of 2010 and the custodial worker admitted to selling them.  The custodian is being charged with one count of felony commercial burglary.  Those affected will be mailed notifications during the week of September 20 of 2010.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Saint Anselm College

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 17, 2010
geo: 
Manchester , NH
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A number of alumni who received a University newsletter were notified that their Social Security numbers were printed on mailing labels.  The error occurred on the spring 2010 and fall 2009 newsletters. It seems that no one complained about the fall accidental disclosure.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Benefit Concepts Inc

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 16, 2010
geo: 
East Providence , RI
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A package containing payroll checks and a CD copy of payroll checks was lost during shipment between July 19 and July 20. Benefit Concepts' vendor CompuPay will encrypt CDs and mask paper records in the future, but this CD was not encrypted. Employee names, Social Security numbers and bank account numbers were in the package.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Turley's Restaurant

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 20, 2010
geo: 
Boulder , CO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The owner of Turley's Restaurant went to recycle old employee files. After seeing that the dumpster was full, the owner then left boxes of intact files from former employees near the dumpster. The files included Social Security numbers, birth dates and phone numbers.

Source: 
NAID

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