Steam (The Valve Corporation)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 10, 2011
geo: 
Bellevue , WA
United States
Records Breached: 

35 million

The November 6 defacement of Steam forums led to an investigation that revealed hackers had accessed a Steam database with sensitive user information. The database contained user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses, and encrypted credit card information.  Users were prompted to change their Steam forum passwords and encouraged to change their Steam account passwords.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Flores Mexican Restaurant

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 2, 2012
geo: 
Lakeway , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

50

Over 50 people who ate at Flores' were victims of fraudulent credit card activity.  The damages total nearly $50,000.  Hackers used a computer virus to infiltrate Flores' credit card system in December.  The owner noticed a drop in business of 15 percent after the breach was disclosed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Staples (Staples Business Depot)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 2, 2012
geo: 
Mamaroneck , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

50

A Staples cashier is accused of using a skimming device to obtain the credit card information of customers.  She is also accused of selling the numbers to another party. A total of $181,000 in fraudulent credit card purchases resulted from the breach. The dishonest employee faces two felonies for criminal possession of a forgery device and first-degree scheme to defraud.  She also faces 50 counts of unlawful possession of personal identification and 50 counts of petite larceny.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Extreme Pizza

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 1, 2011
geo: 
Omaha , NE
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Someone hacked into the Extreme Pizza computer system and took information from cards that had been swiped by Extreme Pizza. The thefts date back to September of 2011.  Credit card transactions were moved to a different type of card reader in response to the breach. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Gary Vaynerchuk's Wine Library

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 22, 2011
geo: 
Springfield , NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Customers who used credit cards to sign up for WineLibrary.com may have had their financial information compromised.  Wine Library began investigating the possibility of a breach in October when they received initial customer complaints.  All credit card data was removed from the site on November 11th after an increase in customer complaints.  The hacking incident(s) was traced back to China.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Smokers Choice

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 14, 2011
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

200

A man was arrested for his role in the unauthorized collection and use of credit card numbers from over 200 Columbia County residents.  Investigators began searching for a common link between the affected residents in August.  Results of the investigation lead them to overseas activity in Russia and video surveillance from Wal-mart security. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Thirty-One Gifts, LLC

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 20, 2011
geo: 
Johnstown , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

27

A laptop was discovered missing while another breach was being investigated.  The two breaches appear to be unrelated.  Consultants may have had their names, addresses and bank account information exposed.  At least 27 New Hampshire residents were notified of the breach, but the total number of affected people nationwide was not reported.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Citigroup, Inc., Bank of America, Corp.

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 18, 2011
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Extra Info: 

Citigroup and Bank of America are both headquartered in New York, New York.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

A breach of an unnamed merchant or merchants may have resulted in the exposure of customer credit and debit card information.  Citigroup deactivated the credit cards of affected customers and notified them that Citigroup had been informed of a security breach at a retailer.  Within a week, Bank of America also sent new debit cards to some customers after learning that some accounts may have been compromised at a merchant.

Source: 
Media

meridianEMR

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 23, 2011
geo: 
Livingston , NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On June 16, 2011, meridianEMR announced that it had filed a lawsuit against Intuitive Medical Software (UroChart).  meridianEMR's Advanced Monitoring System detected copying activities on meridianEMR's server.  meridianEMR immediately contacted Intuitive in response to the discovery.  A second group called The Shappley Clinic was also accused of accessing meridianEMR's data and placing patients in meridianEMR's system at risk.  The lawsuit contends that UroChart and another party have and have had unlawful access to patient information in violation of patient privacy rights.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

McDonald's

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 12, 2011
geo: 
Monticello , MN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A minor working at a McDonald's drive-thru repeatedly used a skimming device to obtain the credit card numbers of customers.  The dishonest employee swiped credit cards in the skimmer as customers paid for their meals throughout July and August.  The credit card information was then used by identity thieves to create duplicate cards with false names.  Investigators are actively looking for more victims.  Those who may have been affected should call the Sheriff's Office (763) 682-7733.

Source: 
Media

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