Public Broadcasting System

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 30, 2012
Arlington , VA
United States
Virginia US
Records Breached: 

1,871 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Breach Total Number: 
Dataloss DB
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A hacker or hackers accessed and published information from a Public Broadcasting System server or database.  A total of 1,598 press usernames, plain-text passwords, and email addresses were posted online.  Thirty-six administrator names, usernames, email addresses and passwords were also publicly posted.  Finally, 237 names, emails, passwords, and usernames from other sources were posted online.