Netflix

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 1, 2010
geo: 
Los Gatos , CA
United States
California US
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

collective2.com

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 1, 2010
geo: 
Tenafly , NJ
United States
New Jersey US
Records Breached: 

25,000

Users of the do-it-yourself trading site collective2.com received an “urgent” e-mail notifying them that the company's computer database had been breached by a hacker and that all users should log in to change their passwords immediately. That e-mail stated that the information accessed by the hacker included names, e-mail addresses, passwords and credit card information.

Source: 
Media

Lookout Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 11, 2009
geo: 
Bellaire , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

500

The state of Minnesota has directed all of its agencies to stop using a Texas company state officials hired to verify the identities of new employees. A state official told MPR News that it is notifying some 500 employees that their personal data -- including names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers -- may have been accessible on the company's Web site. For more than three months, state agencies have used Lookout Services of Bellaire, Texas, to verify that new hires are authorized to work in the United States.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

ACORN

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 24, 2009
geo: 
San Diego , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Documents that contained personnel information were accidentally thrown away in a dumpster. San Diego staff members were doing an office clean-up in preparation for a major 10-station phone bank program being set up in their offices; it appears that included in the piles of garbage being thrown out there were some documents containing private information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

ChoicePoint

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 20, 2009
geo: 
Alpharetta , GA
United States
Georgia US
Records Breached: 

14,023

ChoicePoint has been fined $275,000 by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for a data breach that exposed personal information of 13,750 people last year. In April 2008, ChoicePoint turned off a key electronic security tool that it used to monitor access to one of its databases and failed to notice the problem for four months, according to an FTC statement. During that period, unauthorized searches were conducted for 30 days on a ChoicePoint database that

Source: 
Dataloss DB

CLP Skilled Trade Solutions

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 7, 2009
geo: 
Palm Springs , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Boxes full of documents that had the CLP Skilled Trade Solutions logo on them were found in a dumpster in the back of a Newport Café. Some of the information found included Social Security cards, tax papers, driver's licenses and home IDs. Many of the documents were from a company that CLP acquired a few years ago.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Downeast Energy & Building Supply

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 16, 2009
geo: 
Brunswick , ME
United States
Maine US
Records Breached: 

800

Downeast sent a notice after discovering that hackers had broken in and stolen more than $200,000 from the company's online bank account. Sometime prior to September, attackers planted keystroke logging malware on Downeast's computer systems, and stole the credentials the company uses to manage its bank accounts online. Hackers had gained access to the bank account the company uses to let customers pay for fuel with electronic transfers from their checking accounts. Then, on or around Sept. 2, the hackers used

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Comcast

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 16, 2009
geo: 
Philadelphia , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Records Breached: 

4,000 Not added to total. SSNs and financial account numbers were not accessed.

A list of over 8,000 Comcast user names and passwords were available to the public via Scribd for two months, before a Wilkes University professor discovered it over the weekend after doing a search for his identity online. Comcast is saying it looks like the result of a phishing scam and isn't an inside job, and that there are so many duplicate entries on the list that it's closer to 4,000 customers who were exposed.

Source: 
Media

Dezonia Group

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 12, 2009
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

63,000

The city of Chicago bills people for ambulance rides -- $600 and up. It uses a third party, Dezonia Group, for billing. An employee's laptop, containing patient names, addresses and Social Security numbers, was stolen from the company. Reports differ as to whether or not the data was encrypted.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Continental Airlines

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 13, 2009
geo: 
Neward , NJ
United States
New Jersey US
Records Breached: 

230

A laptop containing fingerprints, Social Security numbers, names, addresses, was stolen from a locked Newark office.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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