Chronology of Data Breaches
Security Breaches 2005 - Present

Posted Date: April 20, 2005
Updated Date: December 31, 2013

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Breach Total
867,217,832 RECORDS BREACHED
(Please see explanation about this total.)
from 4,257 DATA BREACHES made public since 2005

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Date Made Public Name Entity Type
August 20, 2012 U.S. District Court, Los Angeles California
Los Angeles, California
GOV INSD

Unknown

A Los Angeles federal court clerk was identified as the source of leaked confidential information.  The clerk was married to a convicted felon who then sold the information from sealed criminal case documents to an identity theft ring.  The federal court clerk, her husband, and at least 60 others from the theft ring were caught by an FBI investigation.

 
Information Source:
Databreaches.net
records from this breach used in our total: 0

March 9, 2012 Kelly Services
Troy, Michigan
BSO INSD

Unknown

People who signed up for employment through the Kelly Services staffing agency may have had their personal information retained by a former Kelly Services employee.  Kelly Services retrieved all of the sensitive information from the former employee upon learning of the breach.  Names and Social Security numbers may have been exposed.  

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

March 23, 2012 Suddenlink Communications, AAT Communications
Overland Park, Kansas
BSO INSD

Unknown

On February 24, 2012, law enforcement notified Suddenlink management of an incident involving a former employee.  The employee had obtained the personal information of individuals who worked at Suddenlink and AAT Communications between May 22, 2006 and July 21, 2006.  Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, wage information, and banking information may have been exposed.  The former employee was using the information for fraudulent purposes and an investigation uncovered isolated instances of information misuse between 2006 and 2012.  The former employee was arrested.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

March 27, 2012 WorldPass
El Dorado Hills, California
BSR HACK

Unknown

A hacker or hackers accessed WorldPass' online database in early July of 2010 and was not detected until March 5, 2012.  The hacker may have obtained the credit card numbers, user names, email addresses, billing addresses, and payment information of customers.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

August 21, 2012 Bellacor.com, Inc.
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
BSR HACK

Unknown

A breach by an unauthorized party was discovered and contained on July 26.  The unauthorized party injected malicious code into the Bellacor website on June 7.  Temporary files including customer names, addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted credit card information may have been exposed.

 
Information Source:
California Attorney General
records from this breach used in our total: 0

August 21, 2012 Colorado State University - Pueblo
Pueblo, Colorado
EDU DISC

19,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A few students accidentally gained access to sensitive student files.  It is not clear if the files were physical or electronic.  The students notified school authorities immediately and the problem was fixed.  It is not clear what types of student information were exposed.  

 
Information Source:
Databreaches.net
records from this breach used in our total: 0

August 22, 2012 South Bend Community School Corporation
South Bend, Indiana
EDU DISC

Unknown

A computer glitch that occurred when the district changed its student management systems caused some employee Social Security numbers to be exposed.  The numbers could only be seen by other employees who were being trained on the new computer program.  Employees were notified of the breach.

 
Information Source:
Databreaches.net
records from this breach used in our total: 0

March 23, 2012 Duke University Health System (DUHS)
Durham, North Carolina
MED PHYS

Unknown

A notice from Dukehealth.org can be found here: http://www.dukehealth.org/health_library/news/notice-to-patients-who-previously-filed-chapter-13-bankrupty

ON or around January 25, DUHS received notice that its billing subsidiary staff attached copies of outstanding billing statement(s) for services provided by DUHS facilities and/or DUHS-affiliated physicians to support proofs of claim filed in Chapter 13 bankruptcy actions by patients of DUHS.  Patient and patient dependent names, addresses, DUHS medical record number, health insurance carriers, and clinical information were exposed.  Some patients and patient dependents had their Social Security numbers and dates of birth exposed as well.  Notification letters were mailed on March 23 and again on May 18.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

March 30, 2012 Advanced Clinical Research Institute
Anaheim, California
MED PHYS

875 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A vehicle containing paper records was impounded overnight.  Some papers with the sensitive information of research participants were discovered missing when the vehicle was reclaimed. The breach occurred on or around January 26.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

August 23, 2012 State Farm Insurance
Bloomington, Illinois
BSF INSD

Unknown

An employee was caught misusing customer information on July 28.  The dishonest employee had been improperly using customer names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, and credit card numbers for at least two months. An unspecified number of customers had fraudulent online purchases made in their names.

 
Information Source:
California Attorney General
records from this breach used in our total: 0

August 23, 2012 John Stewart Company (JSCo)
San Francisco, California
BSO DISC

Unknown

A set of internal emails were sent to various JSCo employees on August 7 and August 13.  The emails contained the names, Social Security numbers, and in some cases, dates of birth of other employees.  Employees were instructed to delete the email upon discovery.  

 
Information Source:
California Attorney General
records from this breach used in our total: 0

March 22, 2012 Zybez
Huntsville, Alabama
BSO HACK

353 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers accessed and exposed information from Zybez.  Usernames, email addresses, IP addresses, and passwords were exposed.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

March 23, 2012 BenefitsEvent, Orvis Company
Peck Slip, New York
BSR HACK

Unknown

Orvis' hosting company notified Orvis that it may have experienced a breach.  It received reports from other clients that fraudulent charges had appeared on their customers' credit cards.  The customer credit cards had been used for hosted events. The computer database was encrypted, though it appears to have been compromised.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 1, 2012 Greene County
Greene, Ohio
GOV HACK

250 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers accessed information from Greene County's web server.  Names, email addresses, user names, and passwords may have been compromised.  Users who registered the same username, email address, and password combination for other accounts are encouraged to change those passwords as well.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 11, 2012 Manwin Holding SARL (Brazzers)
Waltham, Massachusetts
BSR HACK

350,000 (No SSNs or financial information exposed)

A hacker or hackers were able to access user records from the inactive forum of a website run by Brazzers. A portion of the compromised emails, usernames, and encrypted passwords were posted online.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 2, 2012 Syracuse Police Department
Syracuse, New York
GOV HACK

39 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers accessed and posted the information from a public Syracuse Police Department website. The usernames and plain text passwords of 39 police officers were exposed.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 10, 2012 Intel, Inc.
Santa Clara, California
BSF HACK

Unknown

A hacker accessed user information on an Intel website through a vulnerability.  The hacker had access to credit card data, Social Security numbers, emails, passwords, and other details.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 13, 2012 Combined Systems
Jamestown, Pennsylvania
BSR HACK

Unknown

A hacker or hackers accessed the Combined Systems website and shut it down.  The hackers claim to have struck in honor of the anniversary of the February 14, 2011 Bahrain uprising and to have wiped out the company's web servers.  Administrator logins, customer data, and emails were posted online.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 13, 2012 Gossip Girl
Providence, Utah
BSR HACK

2,480 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The official fan website for the Gossip Girl TV show was hacked and defaced. Usernames, IDs, emails, and encrypted passwords were posted online.  Another hacker followed up on the attack by decrypting many of the publicly posted password hashes.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 8, 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl (indianapolissuperbowl.com)
Indianapolis, Indiana
BSO HACK

2,026 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers accessed and posted information from indianapolissuperbowl.com.  In addition to 10 administrator accounts, 2,016 usernames, email addresses, and cell phone numbers were publicly posted.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 8, 2012 Internet Marketing Strategies (Internet Marketing Tools), Power-blog.com
Tampa, Florida
BSO HACK

5,860 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers accessed and posted information from the Internet Marketing Strategies website Power-blog.com.  Emails, usernames, and encrypted passwords were exposed.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 16, 2012 Drago's Seafood Restaurant
Metairie, Louisiana
BSR INSD

Unknown

A waiter was arrested for using a skimming device to steal customer credit card information.  The dishonest employee was linked to two men who were arrested for using the information. The men would purchase electronic equipment with the stolen credit card information and then attempt to resell it for cash.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 17, 2012 Islamic Finder
Anaheim, California
BSO HACK

279 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers accessed and posted information from islamicfinder.org online.  Usernames, names, passwords, and email addresses were exposed.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 19, 2012 LABusinessConnect.com, AdultStaffing.com
Phoenix, Arizona
BSO HACK

686 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers hacked LABusinessconnect.com with the intention of exposing the company's wrong doings.  A database for adultstaffing.com was contained within LABusinessconnect.com.  Administrator information from LABusinessConnect.com was posted. A total of 686 usernames, email addresses, and passwords were exposed.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

August 28, 2012 Wilkinson County Schools
Irwinton, Georgia
EDU HACK

Unknown

A student was able to access and distribute information from a classroom management system called PowerTeacher.  The student used user names and passwords to access grades, demographics, Social Security numbers, and other personal information.  Some parents reported receiving strange calls that disclosed personal information.

 
Information Source:
Databreaches.net
records from this breach used in our total: 0

August 28, 2012 Charter One, Dollar Bank, Fifth Third, First Merit, Key, PNC, Total Merchant Services
Cleveland, Ohio
BSF INSD

Unknown

Ten people consisting of assistant managers, sales representatives, and other employees of banks were arrested for participating in an identity theft ring.  Information was stolen and misused between November 2011 and February 2012.  

 
Information Source:
Databreaches.net
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 20, 2012 Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems
Colombus, Ohio
BSR HACK

1,755 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers accessed and posted sensitive information from an official Yamaha music website.  A total of eight administrator accounts, as well as 1,755 email addresses and plain-text passwords were exposed.  

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 3, 2012 Patriot Self Storage (CubeSmart Management, LLC)
Boston, Massachusetts
BSR PHYS

Unknown

Files containing customer lease documents were discovered missing.  The information was several years old and included customer names and addresses.  Drivers' license numbers and Social Security numbers may have also been exposed.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 7, 2012 David Yurman (Yurman Design, Inc.)
New York, New York
BSR DISC

Unknown

Yurman mailed some 1099 forms to the wrong addresses.  Names, tax information, and Social Security numbers were exposed.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

August 29, 2012 Chili's
Coral Springs, Florida
BSR INSD

Unknown

A dishonest employee was arrested for using a skimming device to steal customer credit card numbers at Chili's.  Investigators were able to link another fraudulent credit card crime to a credit card stored in the dishonest employee's skimmer.  This led to the discovery of a credit card making machine, a credit card skimmer, laptops, blank credit cards, and pages of names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth at a separate residence.

 
Information Source:
Databreaches.net
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 8, 2012 Eaton Vance Management
Boston, Massachusetts
BSF DISC

Unknown

A mailing error caused the Social Security numbers of some employees to be visible through the window of mailed envelopes. The employee stock and tax documents were mailed on January 25, 2011 and notification was posted on February 6.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 14, 2012 Valley National Bank, American Stock Transfer and Trust Company, LLC
New York, New York
BSF DISC

Unknown

A mailing error caused 1099 forms to be sent to the wrong addresses on January 17, 2012.  Names, tax identification numbers, and addresses were exposed because incorrect or multiple addresses were printed on the forms.  Information on stock dividends and phone numbers was also exposed.  The error was discovered when some of the forms were returned by the post office as undeliverable.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 13, 2012 Alicare, National Retirement Fund
White Plains, New York
BSF DISC

Unknown

A mailing error caused the Social Security numbers of National Retirement Fund participants to be printed on the outside of a mailed envelope.  Names and mailing addresses were also exposed.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

September 1, 2012 Temple Community Hospital
Los Angeles, California
MED STAT

600 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Concerned patients may call 888-633-6122.

The July 3 office theft of a computer from the Radiology Department resulted in the exposure of patient information. The computer was used to store CT examination images taken between January 1, 2012 and July 2, 2012.  It contained pictures of CT scans performed, reasons for the scans, patient names, ordering doctors' names, and patient hospital account numbers.

 
Information Source:
PHIPrivacy.net
records from this breach used in our total: 0

August 30, 2012 Harris County Hospital District
Houston, Texas
MED INSD

Unknown

The Harris County Hospital District was alerted to an issue when they received a grand jury subpoena on February 11, 2011.  A dishonest employee was immediately fired for viewing and possibly sharing patient names, Social Security and member numbers, medical record numbers, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, sexes, emergency contact information, payer information, and other medical care information. The Harris County Hospital District decided to send patients notifications on July 20, 2012 after receiving additional information about the breach. The former employee was indicted and will be tried on criminal charges related to the stolen and misused information on September 24, 2012.

 
Information Source:
PHIPrivacy.net
records from this breach used in our total: 0

August 30, 2012 BMO Harris Bank
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
BSF PORT

Unknown

The laptop of an employee who works for a BMO Harris Bank vendor was stolen.  It contained customer names, addresses, and dates of birth. BMO learned of the breach on June 20.

 
Information Source:
Databreaches.net
records from this breach used in our total: 0

September 1, 2012 New Hampshire Department of Corrections
Concord, New Hampshire
GOV HACK

Unknown

A staff member found that a cable line hooked to the computers used by inmates had been connected to a line connecting to the entire Concord prison computer system.  This may have allowed one or more prisoners to view, steal, or change sensitive records. The network is used to track invoiced and billing for Correctional Industries contracts. Information from the offender management database system "Corrections Offender Records and Information System" may have been compromised as well.

 
Information Source:
Databreaches.net
records from this breach used in our total: 0

September 4, 2012 Twinspires.com (Churchill Downs Technology Initiatives Company)
Louisville, Kentucky
BSF HACK

Unknown

TwinSpires.com computer records were breached on August 3, 2012.  Customer names, cryptographically hashed Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and email addresses may have been exposed.  

 
Information Source:
California Attorney General
records from this breach used in our total: 0

September 6, 2012 Boston Water and Sewer Commission
Boston, Massachusetts
GOV PORT

Unknown

Those with questions may call (617)-989-7800.

A contractor working for Boston Water and Sewer Commission misplaced a hard drive.  The hard drive may have contained customer names, account numbers, meter numbers, phone numbers, addresses, and other information the utility organization recorded. Residents were also warned to be aware of possible calls from people pretending to be from the Commission.

 
Information Source:
Databreaches.net
records from this breach used in our total: 0

September 4, 2012 CWI Railroad System Specialists
Barto, Pennsylvania
BSR HACK

Unknown

A hacker accessed the company's banking system and issued separate payments totalling $190,000 to banks in Virginia.  It is likely that the hacker placed malware in the system in order to make the withdrawal.  The malware has yet to be discovered and it is unclear how long ago the hacker first breached the system.

 
Information Source:
Databreaches.net
records from this breach used in our total: 0

September 4, 2012 Apple
Cupertino, California
BSR HACK

1,000,000 (No SSNs or financial information involved)

Hackers associating themselves with Anonymous claim to have obtained 12 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) by hacking an FBI agent's laptop.  The hackers offered proof of the breach by posting over one million UDIDs. However, both Apple and the FBI are denying that an FBI agent would have access to that information and keep it on a laptop. The hack occurred in March. Apple replaced the types of identifiers the hackers appear to have obtained and will discontinue their use.

 
Information Source:
Media
records from this breach used in our total: 0

September 11, 2012 WhatGreatSkin.com (Healing Touch Day Spa Inc.)
Nipomo, California
BSR HACK

Unknown

The WhatGreatSkin.com servers were hit by an organized attack on the afternoon of August 28.  Hackers may have accessed customer names, addresses, and credit card details. Customers were warned to be cautious of phishing attempts for Social Security numbers, credit card information, or any other personal information.

 
Information Source:
California Attorney General
records from this breach used in our total: 0

September 11, 2012 Carmichael Company
Vallejo, California
BSF PORT

Unknown

Those with questions may call 707-643-1745.

An electronic filing report was found during a raid.  The report contained tax return information such as Social Security numbers. 

 
Information Source:
California Attorney General
records from this breach used in our total: 0

September 11, 2012 Local 2/Hospitality Industry Child & Elder Care Plan
San Francisco, California
MED PORT

Unknown

A USB drive was determined to be lost on August 13, 2012. Information from the non-medical program within the SF Culinary, Bartetenders, and Service Employees Welfare Plan was on the flash drive.  People who participated in the Child and Elder Care Plan may ahve had their names, Social Security numbers, and addresses exposed.

 
Information Source:
California Attorney General
records from this breach used in our total: 0

September 12, 2012 Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Washington, District Of Columbia
NGO DISC

Unknown

An official notice was posted here:http://www.eric.ed.gov/pdf_availability.html

Those wishing to access a specific PDF should email ERICRequests@ed.gov.  

ERIC began an effort to remove personally identifiable information from their full text documents in August of 2012.  The information had been publicly available through other means, but it was appearing more frequently in internet searches and becoming easier to access because of web advances.  Access to many full text documents on ERIC's database was temporarily disabled. Every document will be checked for personally identifiable information before being restored. 

 
Information Source:
Databreaches.net
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 16, 2012 Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (HTC)
Conway, South Carolina
BSR HACK

Unknown

Those with questions may call 1-855-260-2537.

Unauthorized attempts were made to illegally transfer funds from an HTC bank account between February 1 and February 3 of 2012. The unauthorized party or parties were able to view a limited amount of automated payment records being processed by a third party vendor.  Names on customer bank accounts used for automated payments to HTC, customer bank account numbers used for automated payments to HTC, bank routing numbers used for automated payments to HTC, and customer HTC account numbers were exposed. HTC internal databases were not accessed.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 24, 2012 Grimmer Middle School
Schererville, Indiana
EDU HACK

54 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers accessed faculty and staff usernames, email addresses, and passwords.  The information was then posted online.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 24, 2012 Lake Central Clark Middle School
Saint John, Indiana
EDU HACK

31 (No SSNs or financial information exposed)

A hacker or hackers accessed faculty and staff usernames, email addresses, and passwords.  The information was posted online.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 21, 2012 Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC
Traverse City, Michigan
BSF DISC

Unknown

Those with questions may call 800-922-4050.

An administrative change on www.hagerty.com exposed the personal information of consumers.  Names, addresses, driver's license numbers, policy numbers, email addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth were temporarily available online.  The error occurred late in the afternoon of February 14 and was corrected during the afternoon of the following day.

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

February 3, 2012 American Third Position (A3P)
Las Vegas, Nevada
NGO HACK

Unknown

Activists who use hacking (hactivists) targeted several American White supremacist groups.  A partial list of officers, political candidate information, financial data, and other member information was exposed.  

 
Information Source:
Dataloss DB
records from this breach used in our total: 0

Breach Total
867,217,832 RECORDS BREACHED
(Please see explanation about this total.)
from 4,257 DATA BREACHES made public since 2005
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