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

T-Mobile USA

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 7, 2009
geo: 
Bellevue , WA
United States
Washington US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

T-Mobile USA is investigating claims that a hacker has broken into its data bases and stolen customer and company information. Someone anonymously posted the claims on the security mailing list Full Disclosure. In that post, the hacker claims to have gotten access to everything -- their databases, confidential documents, scripts and programs from their servers, financial documents up to 2009. They claim they have been in touch with the carrier's competitors

Source: 
Media

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

SRA International

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 3, 2009
geo: 
Fairfax , VA
United States
Virginia US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Malicious software may have allowed hackers to get access to data maintained by SRA, including employee names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and healthcare provider information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Southern Satellite

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 2, 2009
geo: 
Orange City , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hundreds of folders containing names, addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card information were found in a dumpster.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Citi Habitats

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 27, 2009
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

During a refurbishing of their office, paper that should have been shredded was improperly placed as trash. Information found blowing in the street included bank statements, 401k statements, credit reports, tax returns, driver's licenses, names, phone numbers and Social Security numbers.

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

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