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

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

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

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

LexisNexis

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 13, 2009
geo: 
Dayton , OH
United States
Ohio US
Records Breached: 

13,329

LexisNexis has warned more than 13,000 consumers that a Florida man who is facing charges in an alleged mafia racketeering conspiracy may have accessed some of the same sensitive consumer databases that were once used to track terrorists. The accused would provide names, addresses and account numbers as part of a fake check-cashing operation. But he's also accused of using computer databases to get information on potential extortion or assault targets as well

Source: 
Dataloss DB

AT&T

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 8, 2009
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

2,100

A temporary employee for AT&T was arrested today on charges she stole personal information on 2,100 co-workers and then pocketed more than $70,000 by taking out short-term payday loans in the names of 130 of them.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Blackbaud Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 17, 2009
geo: 
Charleston , SC
United States
South Carolina US
Records Breached: 

84,000

A computer that was stolen from a car in Charleston, SC, last year contained personal financial information on 84,000 University of North Dakota donors. The missing laptop belonged to Daniel Island-based software giant Blackbaud Inc., which stressed that all of the information was password-protected and encrypted.

Source: 
Media

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

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