Data Breaches

Breach Subtotal

Breach Type: all
Organization Type: all
Year(s) of Breach: all
Company or Organization:
Date Made Public:
February 2, 2018
Company: The Sacramento Bee
Location: Sacramento, California
Type of breach:
DISC
Type of organization:
BSR
Records Breached:
19,501,300

The Sacramento Bee said in a statement that a firewall protecting its database was not restored during routine maintenance last month, leaving the 19,501,258 voter files publicly accessible. Additionally, the names, home addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of 52,873 Sacramento Bee subscribers were compromised.

“We take this incident seriously and have begun efforts to notify each of the individuals on the contact list and to provide them resources to help guard against potential misuse of their personal contact information,” the paper said in a statement. “We are also working with the Secretary of State’s office to share with them the details of this intrusion.”

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