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10 Head-Slapping Data Breaches

By Jordan Robertson - 2013-02-11T19:57:20Z

Photograph by Andersen Ross

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Your Privacy Is Garbage

What happens when you don't pay your bills for a storage service? At Grand Teton Storage in Idaho, an employee tossed out seven boxes belonging to a deadbeat customer.

The problem: The client was The Children's Center medical office, and the boxes were filled with records that contained the names, addresses and Social Security numbers of patients, as well as billing and payroll information, according to Local News 8. The Children's Center did not respond to a request for comment.

Luckily, someone found the boxes in a dumpster and alerted the media. The state health department took the records and shredded them.

The lesson: Be careful when throwing away other people's stuff.