Belmont Savings Bank (BSB)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 30, 2011
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

13,000

Belmont Savings Bank has agreed to pay a fine of $7,500 related to a consumer data breach case with the Massachusetts attorney general's office.  In May, a bank employee left a backup tape on a desk rather than storing it.  A cleaning crew disposed of the tape later that night.  Names, Social Security numbers and account numbers were exposed.  The tape contained the personal information of over 13,000 customers, but is believed to have been incinerated after disposal along with other sensitive materials from BSB.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Weather Shield

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 25, 2012
geo: 
Ladysmith , WI
United States
Wisconsin US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A steady flow of employees of Weather Shield have been reporting identity theft in the form of fraudulent tax returns. The company, or one of the company's affiliates that had access to employee financial information, must have experienced some type of breach or breaches. Over 60 employees have discovered that someone had already filed and collected their tax returns. Employees experienced the problem for 2010 and 2011 tax returns, but no one has been charged for the crimes.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

RJL Insurance Services, LLC, RJL Wealth Management

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 14, 2012
geo: 
San Diego , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

RJL Insurance Services became aware of a vulnerability in its computer network that may have resulted in the exposure of some electronic files.  The information was secured, but some RJL files were accessible for a period of two weeks in late September and early October of 2011.  Client names, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, and medical conditions may have been exposed.  

Source: 
California Attorney General

Jackson Hewitt

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 6, 2011
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

100

A woman found tax return information lying on the ground in front of an abandoned Jackson Hewitt on or around October 22. Hundreds of documents were exposed. The building owner called a shredding company to dispose of the documents, but ended up leaving them outdoors until the disposal company arrived.  The person responsible claimed that all the records were over four years old and were difficult to transport from the office.  The paperwork came from the Jackson Hewitt office at 1734 Divisadero St.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

SF Fire Credit Union, Pacifica-Coastside Credit Union

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 4, 2012
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Those with questions may call 1-888-499-FIRE (3473).

Records Breached: 

Unknown

The December 29, 2011 theft of a laptop from a parked car in San Francisco resulted in the loss of personal information.  The information was being used in preparation for a merger between SF Fire Credit Union and Pacifica-Coastside Credit Union.  Current and former account holders had their names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and Pacifica-Coastside Credit Union account information.

Source: 
California Attorney General

IndyMac Bank, IndyMac Resources, Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 19, 2012
geo: 
Dallas , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A security company searching the web for sensitive data uncovered personally identifiable information from IndyMac Bank and Indy Mac Resources employees, and possibly others associated with the firms.  IndyMac Bank failed sometime around July of 2008.  The information is related to IndyMac employee pension benefits analysis and appears to have been placed on a public web server by an employee of a contractor for IndyMac.

Source: 
California Attorney General

DHI Mortgage Company, Ltd.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 22, 2012
geo: 
Austin , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On February 10, 2012, DHI Mortgage became aware that a software security breach by external sources had occurred in its Internet Loan Prequalification System.  DHI Mortgage immediately isolated the affected server, purged certain affected files, and modified the electronic security measures.  People who provided their information online for pre-qualification may have had their names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, contact information, marital status, employment information, income, asset information, and liability information exposed.

Source: 
California Attorney General

H&R Block

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 23, 2012
geo: 
Van Nuys , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An H&R Block office manager was caught wearing a disguise near the ATMs of three banks. The employee's vehicle was searched and contained $2,960 in cash, and client records with dates of birth, names, and Social Security numbers. A total of $6,900 cash, H&R Block Emerald Cards, and the personal information of additional people were found at the home of the employee's girlfriend. The number of fraudulent tax returns, victims, and years the employee worked for H&R Block were not revealed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Global Payments Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 30, 2012
geo: 
Atlanta , GA
United States
Georgia US
Records Breached: 

7,000,000

Global Payments discovered a massive breach of their systems in early March 2012.  Global Payments processes credit and debit cards for banks and merchants and a number of credit and debit cards issued to businesses were determined to be compromised.  The breach was discovered when Global Payments' security systems detected unusual activity.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

State Farm Insurance

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 3, 2012
geo: 
Bloomington , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On March 6, 2012, an investigation confirmed that an employee of an unnamed State Farm office may have used customer information in an inappropriate manner.  An unknown number of customers may have had their names, addresses, credit card numbers, and Social Security numbers misused by the dishonest employee.

Source: 
California Attorney General

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