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

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

Monster.com

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 23, 2009
geo: 
Maynard , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Their database was illegally accessed and user IDs, passwords, names, e-mail addresses, birth dates, gender, ethnicity, and in some cases, users' states of residence were stolen.

Source: 
Media

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 14, 2009
geo: 
Dallas , TX
United States
Texas US
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

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

Innodata Isogen, Inc.

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

Unknown

Laptop stolen from an employee's car contained names, addresses, Social Security numbers of current and former employees.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Genica, Geeks.com

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 7, 2009
geo: 
Oceanside , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Genica dba Geeks.com (Genica) recently discovered that customer information, including Visa credit card information, may have been compromised. In particular, it is possible that an unauthorized person may be in possession of your names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, credit card numbers, expiration dates, and card verification numbers. They are still investigating the details of this incident, but it appears that

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Pulte Homes Las Vegas Division

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 25, 2008
geo: 
Las Vegas , NV
United States
Nevada US
Records Breached: 

16,000

A box containing computer backup tapes was stolen. Computer tapes holding private customer information including names, addresses, driver's license numbers and financial account numbers were stolen from a Pulte Homes office in Las Vegas.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

B.J. Accessories and Tax Preparation

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 21, 2008
geo: 
New Bern , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 

70

A computer was stolen containing identity information on about 70 people. Information on the computer may have had Social Security Numbers on it.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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