Breach Incidents

UK: University employees' records stolen from security van

Details of more than 3,000 current and former employees of Birmingham City University were among 35,000 private health customer records stolen from a security van. Personal information including their home addresses, dates of birth, claims details and scanned letters of correspondence were stored on a computer tape stolen from the van. The tape containing...

TX: Confidential files found in dumpster

Files containing personal information were found in a dumpster outside a storage facility. Now, a dentist is apologizing. The business sits along the North Freeway at North Vista in the Spring area. Dr. Jake Duong says he stores records at the business and an assistant accidentally left the files outside. “We actually have storage...

Walter Reed says patient data may be compromised (update)

Jennifer C. Kerr reports: Sensitive information on about 1,000 patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and other military hospitals was exposed in a security breach, sparking identity theft concerns and an investigation by the Army. Names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and other information was released, hospital officials said Monday. The computer file...

UK: Secret documents found in street were stolen

Confidential papers which were discovered in a street in Gorleston were stolen during a burglary of an NHS building, police enquiries have revealed. A number of items of post, which included one pack of police referrals to Children’s Services, were stolen from a letter box at the Newberry Clinic in Lowestoft Road following a...

Walter Reed says patient data may have been compromised

Officials at Walter Reed Army Medical Center say personal information on about 1,000 patients may have been revealed in a breach of sensitive data. The officials said Monday they learned of the apparent security problem on May 21 from an outside company, which they did not identify. Full story – Chicago Tribune