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
New York US
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

TryMedia (TM Acquisition)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 30, 2012
geo: 
Seattle , WA
United States
Washington US
Extra Info: 

TryMedia is a division of RealNetwork.  RealNetworks is located in Seattle, Washington. 

Records Breached: 

12,456

Try Media's ActiveStore application was attacked by intruders who were able to intercept and obtain the credit card information of customers.  Credit card numbers, expiration dates, security codes, addresses, email addresses, and passwords to user accounts for transactions that occurred between November 4, 2011 and December 2, 2011 were accessed.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Windstream

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 27, 2012
geo: 
Kannapolis , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A concerned neighbor noticed that packages were being delivered to an abandoned house. Law enforcement confronted a man who was collecting the packages and found that he had stolen old Windstream customer files and used the information to open fraudulent accounts with online retailers.  The man was an employee of Windstream and had taken paper documents from the mid to late 1990s.  A second vacant home that served as a delivery location was also found.  The former employee was charged with felony identity theft.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Bamastuff.com

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 27, 2012
geo: 
Tuscaloosa , AL
United States
Alabama US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Bamastuff.com notified its customers that a breach in its database had been discovered.  Customer names, email addresses, billing and shipping addresses, telephone numbers, credit card information, and/or cryptographically scrambled passwords may have been exposed.  Customers who bought items between August 1, 2009 and January 16, 2012 may have been affected. Some customers have already experienced fraudulent charges.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Motorola Mobility, Inc.

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 3, 2012
geo: 
Libertyville , IL
United States
Illinois US
Extra Info: 

Customers who purchased a refurbished Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi tablet from Woot.com between October and December 2011 are encouraged to visit motorola.com/xoomreturn or to call Motorola Mobility Customer Support at 1-800-734-5870 (Option 1) in order to determine if their tablet is affected.

Records Breached: 

100 (Unknown number of financial records and SSNs involved)

Approximately 100 out of a batch of 6,200 refurbished Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi tablets were sent to new customers without being completely wiped by Motorola.  The affected tablets were resold by Woot.com between October and December 2011.  Previous owners may have stored user names, passwords, email addresses, videos, photographs, and documents on the tablets.  There is also a possibility that any password-protected sites and applications could be accessed by people who bought the device refurbished.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

McDonald's

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 18, 2011
geo: 
Savannah , GA
United States
Georgia US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A restaurant manager was found to have sold the identities of U.S. citizens to illegal aliens employed at multiple McDonald's restaurants.  The employee was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 32 months in federal prison for her role in the identity theft scheme.  Fourteen arrests were made and five suspects face federal identity theft charges.  The rest were charged with immigration violations.  It is unclear how many people were involved in the identity theft scheme. Other Mcdonald's managers also stole and sold the identities of U.S. citizens.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

McDonald's

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 18, 2011
geo: 
Olympia , WA
United States
Washington US
Records Breached: 

16

An employee was arrested for using a skimming device to collect customer credit card information.  At least 16 people were affected, but more are expected to come forward.  The dishonest employee was underage at the time of the crimes and was held on suspicion of identity theft and forgery.  Customers who used cards at the McDonald's drive through between October 10 and November 9 of 2011 may have been affected.  Investigators became aware of the breach when members of the Washington State Employees Credit Union began filing claims for fraudulent use of their credit cards.

Source: 
Databreaches.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
Minnesota US
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

Vacationland Vendors, Inc.

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 12, 2011
geo: 
WIsconsin Dells , WI
United States
Wisconsin US
Extra Info: 

Vacationland Vendors, Inc. arcade equipment used in Sevierville, Tennessee was also affected.

Records Breached: 

40,000

A hacker gained unauthorized access to Vacationland Vendors' card processing systems at Wilderness Waterpark Resort in the Dells and Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville.  The breach occurred on march 22.  Customers who used a credit or debit card at one of the resorts between December 12, 2008 and May 25, 2011 were affected.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Tampa Signal

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 10, 2011
geo: 
Tampa , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The actions of at least one dishonest employee put the personal information of thousands of homeowners into the hands of identity thieves.  People who purchased an ADT home security system through Tampa Signal in February may have had their information sold by one or more employees.  The personal information exposed included Social Security numbers and dates of birth.  fraudulent tax returns were filed in the names of an unknown number of victims.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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