University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics - 2008

Billing records of 2.2 million patients at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics were stolen from a vehicle after a courier failed to immediately take the eight data tapes to a storage center. The records, contained Social Security numbers of 1.3 million people treated at the university over the last 16 years.UPDATE (2/5/09): The data tapes were found within a month after being stolen.UPDATE (6/9/10): An Englewood, Colo., insurance company has filed a federal lawsuit contending that it isn't responsible for reimbursing the University of Utah for $3.3 million in costs related to a 2008 data breach caused by a third-party service provider.The lawsuit filed in a Utah federal court by Colorado Casualty Insurance Co. contends that the insurer is not obligated to cover the costs sought by the University. Colorado Casualty was providing breach insurance to the University at the time of the breach.The nine-page complaint, which seeks a declaratory judgment from the court, offers little explanation as to why exactly the insurer believes it is not obligated to pay the breach-related costs sought by the University.