Skype breach

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 1, 2014
geo: 
Redmond
One Microsoft Way
Redmond , WA
United States
Washington US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On January 1st, the Syrian Electronic Army is reportedly taking credit for hacking into user accounts on Skype. The amount of users affected is unknown. Reportedly, the hackers infiltrated a users account and monitors the activity and sells the data.

Source: 
Media

Snapchat

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 1, 2014
geo: 
Snapchat
523 Ocean Front Walk
Venice , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The hacker or group known as "Lightcontact" is claiming to have hacked Snapchat.com. Reportedly, the group published a database containing Snapchat user names and phone numbers and posted it to several public forums such as Reddit.com.

Source: 
Media

Techmedia Network

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 20, 2013
geo: 
Ogden , UT
United States
Utah US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An unauthorized person or persons gained access to Techmedia Network's systems.  Customer names, credit card numbers, expiration dates, CVV security codes, mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers may have been exposed.  The breach was discovered on November 20.

Source: 
California Attorney General

GitHub

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 20, 2013
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A hacker or hackers compromised some of the user accounts of GitHub.  The hackers used a brute force attack to expose passwords.  GitHub reset the passwords of users who were affected.

Source: 
Media

CorporateCarOnline.com

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 4, 2013
geo: 
Kirkwood , MO
United States
Missouri US
Records Breached: 

850,000

Hackers stole and stored information online related to customers who used limousine and other ground transportation.  The online information included plain text archives of credit card numbers, expiration dates, names, and addresses.  Many of the customers were wealthy and used credit cards that would be attractive to identity thieves.

Source: 
Media

Ektron

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 31, 2013
geo: 
Nashua , NH
United States
New Hampshire US
Records Breached: 

22

The June 15 hack of Ektron resulted in the exposure of current and former employee information.  Names, Social Security numbers, immigration visas, passport numbers, and employee authorization cards were exposed.  Ektron learned of the breach in July and hired a third party firm to investigate the scope of the breach in August.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Pierce County Housing Authority

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 10, 2013
geo: 
Tacoma , WA
United States
Washington US
Records Breached: 

979

A human error resulted in the exposure of client information.  A client found a file with Social Security numbers on the website.  The site was shut down while the file was removed.  It is unclear how long the information was available and the error was caused by a former employee. 

Source: 
Media

Creative Banner Assemblies

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 2, 2013
geo: 
Minneapolis , MN
United States
Minnesota US
Records Breached: 

232

A website breach that occurred on June 1 and was discovered on July 22 resulted in the exposure of customer informaiton.  Names, addresses, phone numbers, unencrypted credit card information, and other information stored on temporary data files may have been accessed due to malicious code on the website.

Source: 
Media

InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 3, 2013
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A July 4 burglary resulted in the exposure of guest information.  The names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and credit and debit card numbers of guests were on a computer hard drive that was stolen.  The hotel learned of the possibility of a breach of guest data on July 14 and alerted guests around August 8.

Source: 
Media

Academy Studios

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 16, 2013
geo: 
Novato , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Personnel records were discarded in a public dumpster after Academy Studios. The non-profit closed in April and many of its assets were sold in an online auction on May 21.  The personnel paperwork included names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, copies of passports, copies of drivers' licenses, I-9 forms, and other employee information.

Source: 
Media

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