Advanced Occupation Medicine Specialists (AOMS)


Location

Morgantown, WV
United States
39° 37' 46.2936" N, 79° 57' 21.2292" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 11, 2012
geo: 
Bellwood, IL
United States
Extra Info: 

Patients with questions may call the AOMS security-breach hotline at 855-684-6179 to receive additional instructions and information.

Records Breached: 

7,226

Letters dictated by AOMS providers were accidentally uploaded onto a non-secure server in Europe. The information then became publicly searchable via internet.  AOMS learned of the breach on October 12, 2011.  People who were seen at AOMS for injuries and/or work-related examinations from July, 2009 through October 12, 2011 may have been affected by the breach.  No names, contact information, personal information, test results, financial information or Social Security numbers were exposed.

Source: 
HHS via PHIPrivacy.net

Ward's Nursery & Garden Center


Location

Great Barrington, MA
United States
42° 11' 45.528" N, 73° 21' 43.2288" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 20, 2012
geo: 
Great Barrington, MA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Customers who used debit or credit cards at Ward's Nursery and Garden Center may have had their information taken.  Dozens of people from various banks reported fraudulent activity on their cards and Ward's Nursery and Garden Center appears to be a common link.  Reports of fraudulent activity date back to December and people who visited Ward's Nursery and Garden Center are urged to check their cards for fraud until the cause of the breach is determined.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

East Baton Rouge Acceleration Academy


Location

Baton Rouge, LA
United States
30° 27' 29.8188" N, 91° 8' 25.152" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 31, 2012
geo: 
Baton Rouge, LA
United States
Records Breached: 

159

Police stopped a high school student and discovered several sheets of papers with student names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers in a vehicle.  It is unclear how the student obtained the printout and she is accused of using the information to file fraudulent federal income tax returns.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Triumph LLC


Location

Raleigh, NC
United States
35° 46' 19.5456" N, 78° 38' 19.014" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 4, 2012
geo: 
Raleigh, NC
United States
Records Breached: 

2,070 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A laptop with Triumph client and family member information was stolen on December 13.  The office burglary was committed by three men.  Two of them distracted the receptionist while the third entered a hallway and stole the laptop.  People in Davie, Forsyth, and Stoke counties were affected.  The laptop contained spreadsheets with names, dates of birth, medical record numbers, insurance numbers, and Medicaid numbers.  Notifications went out on February 2 after it was determined that the laptop would most likely not be recovered.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Location

Charlotte, NC
United States
35° 13' 37.5132" N, 80° 50' 35.2572" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 15, 2012
geo: 
Charlotte, NC
United States
Extra Info: 

UNC-Charlotte will post information about the breach here.  Those with questions may also call (855) 205-6937.

Records Breached: 

350,000

An online security breach occurred at the UNC-Charlotte campus and was discovered on January 31.  It is unclear how much information could have been accessed. The number of people affected was not revealed.  An email alert was sent to students and staff on February 15 in order to inform them that a "potentially significant data exposure of its Information Systems" had occurred.  The University also stated that it had corrected the known issues related to the breach.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Hackensack University Medical Center


Location

Hackensack, NJ
United States
40° 53' 9.3588" N, 74° 2' 36.5064" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 2, 2012
geo: 
Hackensack, NJ
United States
Extra Info: 

Concerned patients may call 1-855-755-8482 and dial 42250 22112 when asked to enter a reference code.

Records Breached: 

445

On September 26, 2011, Hackensack University Medical Center became aware that a dishonest employee had accessed patient information prior to September 1, 2011.  A former employee working as a clerk took confidential patient files from an outpatient clinic.  The files contained names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, driver's license numbers, health insurance cards, and other insurance information.  No medical records were taken.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan


Location

Oakland, CA
United States
37° 48' 15.7104" N, 122° 16' 16.0104" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 19, 2012
geo: 
Oakland, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

30,000

Someone purchased a hard drive in September of 2011 and immediately notified law enforcement that it contained confidential information.  The external hard drive did not come from a Kaiser Permanente office.  It contained employee data that was as recent as 2009.  Current and former employees may have had their names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and addresses exposed. There is no evidence that the information from the hard drive was used for illegal purposes as of March of 2012.

Source: 
California Attorney General

University of Tampa


Location

Tampa, FL
United States
27° 57' 2.07" N, 82° 27' 25.8408" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 16, 2012
geo: 
Tampa, FL
United States
Records Breached: 

30,000

A server management error caused files containing sensitive information to be made publicly accessible between July of 2011 and the breach's discovery on March 13, 2012.  A classroom exercise revealed that the information was compromised and the University of Tampa's IT office was immediately informed of the discovery.  The University of Tampa then notified Google and asked that the cached file be removed from the search engine.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

San Francisco Head Start, San Francisco State University


Location

San Francisco, CA
United States
37° 46' 29.748" N, 122° 25' 9.8976" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 31, 2012
geo: 
San Francisco, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The San Francisco Head Start/Early Head Start database was accessed by one or more unauthorized parties between August 2011 and November 2011.  Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, contact information, health data, dates of birth, and other personal information may have been exposed.  Head Start claimed that the delay in notification of the breach was due to an ongoing law enforcement investigation.  It is unclear how San Francisco State University was involved.

Source: 
California Attorney General

Memorial Healthcare System (MHS)


Location

Hollywood, FL
United States
26° 0' 40.3236" N, 80° 8' 58.164" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 12, 2012
geo: 
Hollywood, FL
United States
Extra Info: 

Patients with questions may call (877) 643-2062.

Records Breached: 

9,500

On January 27, 2012, MHS learned that at least one employee may have accessed patient information in order to receive fraudulent tax returns.  A second employee was later identified and both employees were terminated.  Patient names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth may have been accessed between 2011 and early 2012.  Medical information was not involved. Law enforcement requested that MHS delay notifying patients.  On April 12, 2012, letters were mailed to patients who may have been affected.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
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