Citigroup, Inc., Bank of America, Corp.

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 18, 2011
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Extra Info: 

Citigroup and Bank of America are both headquartered in New York, New York.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

A breach of an unnamed merchant or merchants may have resulted in the exposure of customer credit and debit card information.  Citigroup deactivated the credit cards of affected customers and notified them that Citigroup had been informed of a security breach at a retailer.  Within a week, Bank of America also sent new debit cards to some customers after learning that some accounts may have been compromised at a merchant.

Source: 
Media

Methodist Hospital

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 9, 2011
geo: 
Houston , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Three people are accused of using cancer and transplant patient files from Methodist Hospital to make fraudulent purchases.  A dishonest employee took the birth dates and Social Security numbers of patients and passed them along to two co-conspirators.  The trio then opened accounts and took out loans in the names of at least five patients.  They face life in prison if convicted.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Stanford University Hospital and Clinics

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 8, 2011
geo: 
Palo Alto , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

20,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The medical records of about 20,000 emergency room patients were posted on a commercial website for nearly a year.  It is unclear how the spreadsheet with names, account numbers, admission and discharge dates, billing charges and diagnosis codes came to be on the website.  The information was not financially sensitive.  The website was called "Student of Fortune" and allowed students to pay for assistance with their school work.  The spreadsheet was posted in relation to a question about how to convert the data into a bar graph.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Treatment Services Northwest

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 8, 2011
geo: 
Portland , OR
United States
Records Breached: 

1,200 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A computer was stolen on or around July 29, 2011.  It contained the protected health information of 1,200 patients who visited for outpatient alcohol and drug treatment services.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Austin Center for Therapy and Assessment

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 8, 2011
geo: 
Austin , TX
United States
Extra Info: 

Patients who have questions may call 282-2282.

Records Breached: 

1,870

The July 8 theft of a laptop resulted in the exposure of private patient information.  Patient names, addresses, Social Security numbers and treatment information may have been obtained from the stolen laptop.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

North Bay Regional Health Centre

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 7, 2011
geo: 
Napa , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

5,800 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A privacy audit uncovered a breach caused by an employee.  The employee accessed health information for persons other than those with whom they provided care.  These inappropriate accesses date back to 2004.  Only affected patients received a letter notifying them of the breach and offering suggestions for personal security.

UPDATE (03/02/2013): The employee was a registered nurse and will receive a hearing in June of 2013.  No prosecution has occurred.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Veterans Administration Medical Center (Biloxi)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 16, 2011
geo: 
Biloxi , MS
United States
Records Breached: 

1,814

The VA believes an employee's office at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Biloxi was inappropriately accessed without proper authorization on July 21.  A number of medical files with veteran names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other personal information like medical diagnoses were found spread on the office floor.  The breach could affect veterans, deceased veterans and VA employees in seven counties in southern Mississippi, four counties in southern Alabama, and seven counties in the Florida Panhandle. 

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Brandywyne Healthcare Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 15, 2011
geo: 
Winter Haven , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

83

A nurse was arrested and charged with grand larceny, ID theft, and scheming to defraud several elderly patients.  The nurse collected patient information and texted it to a co-conspirator.  The co-conspirator then used the information to obtain fraudulent tax returns in the names of the victims.  Over 30 of the 83 victim records found at the co-conspirator's home were from the Brandywyne Health Center.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Bonney Lake Medical Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 13, 2011
geo: 
Bonney Lake , WA
United States
Records Breached: 

2,370

An August 12 office burglary resulted in the loss of several computers and a main computer server with patient information.  Patient names, Social Security numbers, addresses, insurance information, and medical records may have been exposed.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Private Dental Practice

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 8, 2010
geo: 
San Clara , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

20

Dishonest employees who worked at an unnamed dental office and an unnamed law office in the Bay Area were part of an identity theft ring.  A total of seven people are facing charges for their involvement in the ring.  The charges include identity theft, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, and grand theft.  Over $170,000 in cash and fraudulent purchases was taken through the use of sensitive patient and client information from the dental office and law office.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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