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

Mooresville's Dry Cleaning Station

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 5, 2009
geo: 
Mooresville , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A Mooresville dry cleaner skipped town, taking her clients' clothes and credit card numbers with her.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

phpBB.com

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 5, 2009
geo: 
Bellevue , WA
United States
Washington US
Records Breached: 

400,000 Not added to total; SSNs were not accessed.

A popular bulletin board software package has been taken offline following a security breach that gave an attacker full access to a database containing names, email, address, and hashed passwords for its entire user base. The attacker gained access through an unpatched security bug in PHPlist, a third-party email application.

Source: 
Media

Kaspersky

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 8, 2009
geo: 
Woburn , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An unidentified hacker gained access to databases used by the usa.kaspersky.com Web site, allowing access to users' accounts, activation codes and possibly personal data about Kaspersky customers. Kaspersky Lab is a security software company.

Source: 
Media

FairPoint Communications Inc.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 20, 2009
geo: 
Charlotte , NC
United States
North Carolina US
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

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

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

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