Institutional Shareholder Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 23, 2013
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

100 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

An employee of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) shared nonpublic voting data in exchange for $15,000 in concert tickets and $20,000 in meals.  From 2007 through early 2012 an ISS employee provided nonpublic information on how over 100 ISS clients were voting on proxy ballots to a firm that gathers shareholder votes.  ISS will pay The Securities and Exchange Commission $300,000 to settle civil charges and penalties.

Source: 
Media

TLO, LLC

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 22, 2013
geo: 
Boca Raton , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On January 15, 2013 TLO discovered that there had been limited fraudulent access to their system.  A hacker or hackers were able to access names, Social Security numbers, and driver's license numbers between August 2012 and January 2013. 

Source: 
California Attorney General

Scribd

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 5, 2013
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

100,000 (No SSNs or financial information exposed)

A hack affected less than 1% of Scribd's 50 million users. "A few hundred thousand" users had their passwords stolen.  Users who were affected received instructions for resetting passwords.  The passwords were encrypted and it is unlikely that hackers were able to decrypt and use the passwords before Scribd and Scribd users learned of the breach.

Source: 
Media

The New York Times

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 30, 2013
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The New York Times' computer system was hacked after Chinese government officials warned the Times about consequences for investigating the wealth of government family members.  The Times began monitoring its system closely on October 24 and noticed unusual activity on October 25 when an article about the wealth of a Chinese official's family was published.  The breach began on September 13 and was allowed to continue until January so that the hackers' behavior could be studied.

Source: 
Media

Twitter

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 2, 2013
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

250,000 (no SSNs or financial information exposed)

Online attackers were able to access the usernames, email addresses, session tokens, and encrypted passwords of 250,000 users.  Twitter notified affected users and told them to create a new password.  Anyone who used the same password and username or email combination for other sites is encouraged to change the password on other sites as well.

UPDATE (03/11/2013): Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple were all affected by a similar breach around the same time.

Source: 
Media

Walz and Associates Law Firm

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 28, 2013
geo: 
Albuquerque , NM
United States
New Mexico US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A concerned citizen found hundreds of documents in a recycling center and notified a local news team.  The documents included criminal histories, depositions, medical records, personal phone numbers, and addresses.  Most were from the 1990's.  Most or all of the information did not need to be shredded because it was considered public record.  The local news team contacted a director from the solid waste division and the documents were removed for shredding.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Workers United

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 21, 2012
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The theft of a hard drive from the office of an unnamed independent contractor resulted in the exposure of sensitive information.  The theft occurred on either October 13 or 14 of 2012 and Workers United learned of the issue on October 25.  A database with former Workers United member names and Social Security numbers was on the hard drive.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Sourcefire

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 27, 2012
geo: 
Columbia , MD
United States
Maryland US
Records Breached: 

500

The November 6 theft of an unencrypted laptop may have resulted in the exposure of employee Social security numbers.  It is unclear if other types of information were also exposed.  A total of 500 employees may have been affected.  

Source: 
Media

World Travel Holdings (WTH)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 17, 2012
geo: 
Wilmington , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Extra Info: 

CruiseOne and Crusies Inc. are affiliated with WTH and also mailed notifications to their customers.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

An unauthorized party accessed WTH's booking system by misusing the log-in credentials of an authorized user.  Encrypted credit card numbers and expiration dates that were stored and could be decrypted in the system were exposed.

Source: 
California Attorney General

Library Systems and Services, LLC

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 17, 2012
geo: 
Germantown , MD
United States
Maryland US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A laptop was discovered lost or stolen on November 5, 2012.  The possible theft is presumed to have taken place sometime around October 31, 2012.  The laptop may have contained employee names, Social Security numbers, addresses, and dates of birth.

Source: 
California Attorney General

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