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

The New York Times, Melbourne IT

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 27, 2013
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A domain or domains belonging to The New York Times was attacked after activist hackers found a way to access the login credentials of service provider Melbourne IT.  Melbourne IT is an Australian domain name registrar that provides hosting and data services for The New York Times and other media sites.  The New York Times website was shutdown for approximately six hours.

Source: 
Media

Republic Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 29, 2013
geo: 
Phoenix , AZ
United States
Arizona US
Records Breached: 

82,160

An unspecified number of current and former employees were affected by the theft of a laptop.  The laptop was stolen from an employee's home on August 10.  The laptop contained names and Social Security numbers.

UPDATE (09/03/2013): As many as 82,160 current and former employees may have been affected.

Source: 
Media

John F. Kennedy International Airport

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 31, 2013
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Seven contract baggage handlers were arrested for stealing valuables from customer luggage.  The thefts were caught on camera between April 1 and August 28.  Items such as iPads, iPhones, cash, and jewelrey were discovered in the defendants' homes and cars.

Source: 
Media

League of Legends, Riot Games

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

120,000

A security breach has resulted in the usernames, email addresses, first and last names, and encrypted passwords of League of Legends users to be exposed.  About 120,000 transaction records from 2011 may have been accessed.  The transaction records contained hashed and salted (encrypted) credit card numbers. The information was stored on a system that had not been used since 2011.

Source: 
Media

Northrop Grunman

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 9, 2013
geo: 
Suwanee , GA
United States
Georgia US
Records Breached: 

70,000

People who were linguists or applied to be linguists within Northrop Grunman Technical Services, inc. Balkans Linguist Support Program may have had their personal information exposed. A database that contained names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, blood types, contact information, and additionaly types of government-issued identification numbers was accessed by unauthorized parties.  The breach occured sometime between November 2012 and May 2013 and was discovered on July 26.

Source: 
Media

Google Chrome

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 11, 2013
geo: 
Mountain View , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A data management firm discovered that Chrome browser users may have had their personal information stored on the hard drives of their computers without their knowledge or consent.  Google Chrome regularly stores names, street addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, and Social Security numbers in web browsers for later use.  It was not known that Chrome's cache also stores the information in plain text.

Source: 
Media

Petrochem Insulation, ASRC Energy Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 10, 2013
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The July 18 theft of a laptop from an employee's car resulted in the exposure of employee information.  The laptop contained personnel spreadsheets with employee names, Social Security numbers, and employee identification numbers.

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

Paragon Benefits Inc, TSYS Employee Health Plan

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 31, 2013
geo: 
Columbus , GA
United States
Georgia US
Records Breached: 

5,232

An employee of a temporary staffing agency who was working at Paragon Benefits Inc. emailed personal information to his own Gmail account for fraudulent purposes.  The information came from TSYS employees. The dishonest employee was arrested and charged with felony identity theft.  Two spreadsheets that contained names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and home addresses were sent.  At least 1,000 TSYS former employees and 11 family members had their information exposed.

Source: 
Media

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