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

Washington Inventory Service

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 28, 2013
geo: 
Merriam , KS
United States
Kansas US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A box of hundred of employee records was found in a publicly accessible recycling dumpster.  The box was later recovered by an employee, but the records were still left behind.  

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.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

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

Adobe, Washington Administrative Office of the Courts

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 13, 2013
geo: 
Olympia , WA
United States
Washington US
Records Breached: 

160,000

Up to 160,000 people may have had their information exposed by a breach.  Anyone who was booked into a city or county jail int he state of Washington between September of 2011 and December of 2012 may have had their Social Security number exposed.

Source: 
Media

Wall Street Journal

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 23, 2014
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Uknown

The Wall Street Journal was compromised by a Russian hacker who posted images of a list of user accounts claiming they were from the Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal claimed they had an intrusion but that no data was affected.

The information has yet to be confirmed that it was from the Wall Street Journal, however the same type of intrusion was recently confirmed when this same hacker claimed an intrusion to CNET.

Source: 
Media

Precision Planting

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 28, 2014
geo: 
Tremont Illinois
23207 Townline Road
Tremont , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Precision Planting customers have been impacted by a security breach affecting one of the company's data servers. The company has not communicated specifically how their system was compromised, however the information breached included customer names, addresses, tax identification numbers and financial information. The server also contained some employee W-2 forms, Social Security numbers, and driver's license numbers.

Source: 
Media

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