Spencer House Apartment Complex

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 5, 2009
geo: 
Beaverton , OR
United States
Oregon US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Residents at an apartment complex blamed apartment management Monday for leaving their personal information out in the open. The documents were found in an unlocked public container that was sitting off a side street in their apartment complex. The documents included Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, immigration numbers and names.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

LexisNexis, Investigative Professionals

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 1, 2009
geo: 
Miamisburg , OH
United States
Ohio US
Records Breached: 

40,000

Companies Lexis Nexis and Investigative Professionals have notified up to 40,000 individuals whose sensitive and personally identifiable information may have been viewed by individuals who did not have legitimate access. The data breach is linked to a Nigerian scam artist who used the information to incur fraudulent charges on victims' credit cards. Of the 40,000 individuals whose information was accessed, up to 300 were compromised and used to obtain

Source: 
Dataloss DB

FairPoint Communications Inc.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 20, 2009
geo: 
Charlotte , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 

4,400

A worker's failure to abide by security precautions caused a portable data-storage device containing employee information to disappear. The device contained information for all current FairPoint employees and some former employees, or about 4,400 individuals in total. Such data may have included names, home addresses and phone numbers, Social Security numbers, birth dates and certain compensation and employment information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

MySpace

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 16, 2009
geo: 
Los Angeles , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

(877) 369-1369

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Confidential employee information, including at least name, Social Security numbers and compensation, was taken by an employee in the company's benefit's department without authorization, beginning in June 2008 or earlier. The information was used to annoy selected individuals and the now former employee was arrested and is being prosecuted by the High Tech Crimes Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Symantec

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 31, 2009
geo: 
Cupertino , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

200

Symantec is warning a small number of customers that their credit card numbers may have been stolen from an Indian call center used by the security vendor. Symantec sent out warning letters , after the BBC reported that it managed to purchase credit card numbers obtained from Symantec's call center from a Delhi-based man. The letters were sent to just over 200 customers. Most of those notified are in the U.S., but the company also notified a handful of customers in the U.K. and Canada.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Elance

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 16, 2009
geo: 
Mountain View , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A warning from Elance's customer service was emailed, saying that the site has been hacked or attacked in some way. The data accessed was contact information - specifically name, email address, telephone number, city location and Elance username. This incident did not involve any credit card, bank account, social security or tax ID numbers.

Source: 
Media

Network Solutions

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 24, 2009
geo: 
Herndon , VA
United States
Virginia US
Records Breached: 

573,000

Hackers have broken into Web servers owned by domain registrar and hosting provider Network Solutions, planting rogue code that resulted in the compromise of more than 573,000 debit and credit card accounts over the past three months. Network Solutions discovered that attackers had hacked into Web servers the company uses to provide e-commerce services - a package that includes everything from Web hosting to payment processing -- to at least 4,343

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Williams Cos. Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 1, 2009
geo: 
Tulsa , OK
United States
Oklahoma US
Records Breached: 

4,400

A laptop containing personal and compensation information for more than 4,400 current and former employees was stolen from a worker's vehicle. The computer had names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and compensation data for every Williams employee since Jan. 1, 2007.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Eclipse Property Solutions

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 16, 2010
geo: 
St. Petersburg , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A St. Petersburg man has been charged with stealing customers' credit card numbers from a marketing company he worked for to buy nearly $30,000 in dinners, limos and other luxuries. The man and another employee listened from their cubicles as co-workers repeated customer credit card information aloud to confirm accounts.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 28, 2010
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

77,000

The names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of 77,000 people were lost in their Chicago office. The people at risk for identify theft are those who were in the PERS and TRS system in 2003-04 as active or inactive employees or retirees. Price Waterhouse Coopers has agreed in a settlement to pay for credit monitoring and other security measures and cover any losses to individuals caused by its mishandling of the information. A number of people associated with the State of Alaska had their information exposed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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