Heraeus Incorporated


Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.6708" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 6, 2011
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Extra Info: 

The location listed is Heraeus Incorporated's headquarters.  The incident may have occurred elsewhere.

Records Breached: 

514

A steel cabinet was discovered missing on November 18.  The cabinet had a safe which contained IT data and software backup tapes.  Personal information on the backup tapes included names, Social Security numbers, addresses, financial account numbers, driver's license numbers, medical information and other personal information.  The cabinet was most likely thrown out during a cleaning.  If so, the cabinet and its contents would have been taken to a transfer station, crushed, and then transported to a landfill for further destruction and disposal.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Cambridge Who's Who Publishing, Inc.


Location

Uniondale, NY
United States
40° 42' 1.3644" N, 73° 35' 34.4616" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 24, 2011
geo: 
Uniondale, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

400,000

A former employee made accusations that Who's Who experienced a breach of 400,000 data tapes with customer information.  It is not clear what happened, but the tapes were misplaced during the shipping process sometime before October 20, 2010.  The information on the tapes included customer names, Social Security numbers, addresses, driver's license numbers, payroll data, checking account numbers and credit card information may have been exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Rolling Stone, Radar, Corrupted Justice, Nettica, the Rick Ross Institute of New Jersey


Date Breach Made Public: 
April 15, 2011
Extra Info: 

Any website that mentioned a September 2006 article called "Strange Bedfellows" from Radar Magazine or a July 2007 article entitled "To Catch a Predator: The New American Witch Hunt for Dangerous Pedophiles" may have been affected.

Records Breached: 

100,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

After a falling out among members of Perverted Justice, a former member attempted to bury two unflattering articles about himself.  The articles were about his infidelity and were originally published in Rolling Stone and Radar Magazine.  The former member created a virus that spread  over the internet and infected computers across the world.  Approximately 100,000 computers were affected and a botnet was created.  The botnet's goal was to attack websites that published the two articles so that no one could access them.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Infragard


Location

Atlanta, GA
United States
33° 44' 56.382" N, 84° 23' 16.7352" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 4, 2011
geo: 
Atlanta, GA
United States
Extra Info: 

The Atlanta chapter of Infragard was affected.

Records Breached: 

180 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

The hacking group known as LulzSec published 180 usernames, hashed passwords, plain text passwords, names and email addresses from the organization.  Infragard is a non-profit that attempts to serve as an interface between the private sector, individuals and the FBI.  LulzSec targeted the organization because of its connection to the FBI.

UPDATE (6/24/2011): Infragard Connecticut may have also been breached during June.  Lulz Security (LulzSec) claims to have the information for over 1,000 accounts.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Indalex


Location

Modesto, CA
United States
37° 38' 20.7492" N, 120° 59' 48.7608" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 25, 2011
geo: 
Modesto, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An abandoned Indalex plant still contained personnel records. Employee names, Social Security numbers, medical records, addresses, and other sensitive information were exposed when scavengers looking for aluminum and other materials ravaged the abandoned plant.  The plant was closed in 2008 and Indalex filed for bankruptcy in 2009.  Indalex received clearance from a bankruptcy court to officially abandon the plant in 2010.  The damage was discovered when 40 workers from the Stanislaus County jail alternative work program cleared the plant. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net

MyVetDirect.com, Butler Schein Animal Health (BSAH)


Location

Dublin, OH
United States
40° 5' 57.2244" N, 83° 6' 50.6772" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 20, 2011
geo: 
Dublin, OH
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A breach of Butler Schein Animal Health's (BSAH) systems (MyVetDirect.com) may have affected clients whose veterinarian's websites were hosted by MyVetDirect.com.  People who placed orders on veterinarian websites that were hosted by MyVetDirect.com may have had their names, credit card information and numbers, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, billing and delivery information, and other purchase information obtained.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

IQCR


Location

Rock Hill, SC
United States
34° 55' 29.5212" N, 81° 1' 30.2808" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 8, 2011
geo: 
Rock Hill, SC
United States
Records Breached: 

100

An employee of IQCR wrote down names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth from records. The records came from a gas company in Chicago and were processed by IQCR.  That information was then used to apply for credit cards.  This occurred in October of 2011.  The dishonest employee and her partner were caught after people alerted authorities about being declined for credit cards they had not requested.  Authorities discovered that the fraudulent credit requests all came from the same computer IP address and went to the same residential address.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Texas-DSM.com


Location

TX
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 9, 2012
geo: 
TX
United States
Extra Info: 

No city was reported for this breach.

Records Breached: 

647 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers posted email addresses, passwords, and usernames online.  Members of similar online forums recommended that users change their passwords for other sites since members often use the same email address, password, and username combination for multiple sites.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Demon Thesis


Location

San Francisco, CA
United States
37° 46' 29.748" N, 122° 25' 9.8976" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 7, 2012
geo: 
San Francisco, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

203 (No SSNs or financial information exposed)

A hacker or hackers accessed and posted sensitive information online.  Usernames, email addresses, and MD5 passwords were exposed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Gaming Perfection


Location

Bronx, NY
United States
40° 51' 0" N, 73° 52' 0.0012" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 9, 2012
geo: 
Bronx, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

1,784 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers accessed and posted the database information of Gaming Perfection online.  A total of 1,784 email addresses, passwords with associated salts, and usernames were exposed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB
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