The Planet

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 17, 2008
geo: 
Houston , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

25,000

A security breach that may have affected the customer portal account and server passwords, was discovered. The Planet identified the methods by which the systems were compromised and have closed those holes. Only two user accounts were definitely affected, and no credit card information is believed to have been compromised.

Source: 
Media

State Farm Insurance

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 13, 2008
geo: 
Surprise , AZ
United States
Arizona US
Records Breached: 

137

An employee of State Farm fraudulently used customer information to open credit-card accounts. Customers' Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, addresses and possibly financial account numbers could have been accessed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Kingston Tax Service

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 19, 2008
geo: 
Kingston , WA
United States
Washington US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Office computers were stolen from the business. On each of the computers is information which can be used by identity thieves including credit card information and Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Dominion Enterprises

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 18, 2008
geo: 
Richmond , VA
United States
Virginia US
Extra Info: 

(757) 351-7951

Records Breached: 

92,095

A computer server within InterActive Financial Marketing Group (IFMG), a division of Dominion Enterprises located in Richmond, Virginia, was hacked into and illegally accessed by an unknown and unauthorized third party between November 2007 and February 2008. The data intrusion resulted in the potential exposure of personal information, including the names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers of 92,095 applicants who submitted credit

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Charter Communications

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 13, 2008
geo: 
Greenville , SC
United States
South Carolina US
Records Breached: 

9,000

Computers were stolen from the company's Greenville offices and contained records of more than 9,000 Charter employees nationwide. The information included Social Security numbers, dates of birth and driver's license numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

International Visa Service

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 6, 2008
geo: 
Atlanta , GA
United States
Georgia US
Records Breached: 

1,000

An employee has been arrested and charged with stealing the personal information of people who were applying for a passport and sold the identities on the black market.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Hough, MacAdam & Wartnik

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 28, 2008
geo: 
North Bend , OR
United States
Oregon US
Records Breached: 

500

A notebook computer was stolen from a locked vehicle. The notebook's hard drive may have contained names, Social Security numbers, and other personal information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Affordable Realty

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 19, 2008
geo: 
Flint , MI
United States
Michigan US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Social Security numbers and financial records of customers. Affordable Realty occupied office space inside the Ben Agree building on Dort Highway for years. The company was evicted and all of its sensitive customer information ended up outside in a dumpster or on the ground nearby.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

MTV Networks

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 8, 2008
geo: 
Los Angeles , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

5,000

Computer files with confidential data on employees at MTV Networks were breached by someone outside the company. Personal information in the files included names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and compensation data.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Kaft Foods

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 3, 2008
geo: 
Northfield , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

20,000

A company-owned laptop computer was stolen from an employee of Kraft Foods traveling on company business. The laptop contained the names and may have contained Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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