SunGard, Connecticut State University System, Buffalo State, Northwest Missouri State University


Date Breach Made Public: 
April 17, 2008
Records Breached: 

Unknown

At least 18 colleges are scrambling to inform tens of thousands of students they are at risk of having their identities stolen. A laptop computer that was stolen from a vendor contained the data of current and former students from the four state universities, including Western Connecticut State University. The computer was password-protected but contained unencrypted files with personally identifiable data, including names and Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Facebook


Location

Palo Alto, CA
United States
37° 26' 30.7788" N, 122° 8' 34.872" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 28, 2008
geo: 
Palo Alto, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown 80 million Not added to total since the breach is not SSNs or financial account data.

Facebook accidentally publicly revealed personal information about its members, which could be useful to identity thieves. The full dates of birth of many of Facebook's 80 million active users were visible to others, even if the individual member had requested that the information remained confidential.

Source: 
Media

Occidental Petroleum Corporation


Location

Dallas, TX
United States
32° 48' 10.638" N, 96° 46' 11.7228" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 14, 2009
geo: 
Dallas, TX
United States
Extra Info: 

(800) 733-0085

Records Breached: 

Unknown

A former employee emailed himself (to personal email account) a spreadsheet of employee names, addresses, empolyee identification numbers, birth dates, starting dates, retirement dates and Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

FairPoint Communications Inc.


Location

Charlotte , NC
United States
35° 13' 37.5132" N, 80° 50' 35.2572" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 20, 2009
geo: 
Charlotte , NC
United States
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

Netflix


Location

Los Gatos, CA
United States
37° 13' 35.7996" N, 121° 58' 28.848" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 1, 2010
geo: 
Los Gatos, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

100 million not added to total

A class action suit was filed against Netflix, Inc., in United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Plaintiffs in the suit are claiming that Netflix has “perpetrated the largest voluntary privacy breach to date.” According to the Complaint, Netflix knowingly and voluntarily disclosed the sensitive and personal information of approximately 480,000 Netflix subscribers when Netflix provided participants in a contest initiated to improve Netflix’s movie recommendation systems with data sets containing over 100 million subscriber movie ratings and preferences.

Source: 
Media

GroupM


Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.3684" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 27, 2010
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

1,501

Eight laptops were stolen from an office. They most likely contained unencrypted employee information such as Social Security numbers and bank account information.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Alcoa Global Mobility Group


Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.6708" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 15, 2010
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An electronic folder containing personal information on current and former expatriates and others who received assistance from Alcoa's Global Mobility Group was shared as a public folder within its network.  The personal information included names, dates of birth, family members' names and dates of birth, salary compensation, Social Security numbers, and some people's medical information.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Merlin Information Services


Location

Kalispell, MT
United States
48° 12' 1.9116" N, 114° 18' 54.3672" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 28, 2006
geo: 
Kalispell, MT
United States
Records Breached: 

3,957

The login information for a qualified customer was compromised. This resulted in the possible exposure of customer names, addresses and Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

LexisNexis


Location

Boca Raton, FL
United States
26° 21' 31.2804" N, 80° 4' 59.1528" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 8, 2007
geo: 
Boca Raton, FL
United States
Records Breached: 

220

LexisNexis sent out notification letters of two separate incidents. A law enforcement customer noticed that an account was used in an unauthorized way. Searches that revealed names, Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers may have been performed by an unauthorized user or without proper reason. The second incident involves a government agency employee who may have used his account in an unauthorized manner to view names, Social Security numbers, addresses and driver's license numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Merlin Information Services


Location

Kalispell, MT
United States
48° 12' 1.9116" N, 114° 18' 54.3672" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 25, 2007
geo: 
Kalispell, MT
United States
Records Breached: 

2,297

The login information of a legitimate customer was compromised and an unauthorized individual may have accessed names, Social Security numbers and addresses of certain persons.

Source: 
Dataloss DB
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