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Location

IL
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 6, 2012
geo: 
IL
United States
Extra Info: 

No city was listed for this breach.

Records Breached: 

35,959 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers posted 35,959 usernames, email addresses, and passwords online.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

LinkedIn.com


Location

Mountain View, CA
United States
37° 23' 9.7872" N, 122° 5' 1.8636" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 6, 2012
geo: 
Mountain View, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

6,458,020 (No SSNs or financial information)

A file containing 6,458,020 encrypted passwords was posted online by a group of hackers. It is unclear what other types of information were taken from Linkedin users.  LinkedIn recommends that users change their passwords.

UPDATE (08/30/2012): Four potential class actions against LinkedInCorp. were consolidated.  The consolidated suits allege that LinkedIn violated its user agreement and privacy policy by failing to properly safeguard digitally stored user data. LinkedIn is also accused of not publicizing the attack in a timely manner.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Arizona Sports Fans, Arizonasportsfans.com


Location

Bernardsville, NJ
United States
40° 43' 7.3632" N, 74° 34' 9.5664" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 16, 2012
geo: 
Bernardsville, NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

8,855 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers accessed and posted database information from arizonasportsfans.com online.  The leaked information included email addresses, passwords, salts for passwords, and usernames.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Suddenlink Communications, AAT Communications


Location

Overland Park, KS
United States
38° 58' 56.0208" N, 94° 40' 14.8512" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 23, 2012
geo: 
Overland Park, KS
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On February 24, 2012, law enforcement notified Suddenlink management of an incident involving a former employee.  The employee had obtained the personal information of individuals who worked at Suddenlink and AAT Communications between May 22, 2006 and July 21, 2006.  Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, wage information, and banking information may have been exposed.  The former employee was using the information for fraudulent purposes and an investigation uncovered isolated instances of information misuse between 2006 and 2012.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Compete Inc


Location

Boston, MA
United States
42° 21' 30.3516" N, 71° 3' 35.1828" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 22, 2012
geo: 
Boston, MA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Compete Inc. reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission regarding the collection of consumer information. Compete agreed to obtain end users' consent before collecting future online browsing data.  Compete will also delete or anonymize consumer data already collected and provide direction for removing tracking software installed on the computers of those who had their data collected.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

LexisNexis, Sprechman & Associates


Location

Miami, FL
United States
25° 47' 20.2884" N, 80° 13' 35.1804" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 22, 2013
geo: 
Miami, FL
United States
Records Breached: 

20,000

LexisNexis informed Sprechman & Associates that the unusual, excessive activity of an associate caused them to eliminate that associate's access to LexisNexis' database.  The associate was later found to have misused Social Security numbers in order to file over 11 million dollars in fraudulent tax refund claims. The dishonest associate was not immediately fired from Sprechman & Associates and was terminated in July 2012 when law enforcement used a warrant to search his home and office computers.  

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Linode.com


Location

Galloway, NJ
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 8, 2013
geo: 
Galloway, NJ
United States
Extra Info: 

This notice appeared on Linode's website on April 16, 2013: https://blog.linode.com/2013/04/16/security-incident-update/

Those with questions may email support@linode.com.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hackers exploited an Adobe vulnerability and used it to access Linode Manager web servers.  One of Linode's web servers, parts of their source code, and their database were accessed.  No other components of the Linode infrastructure were accessed by the hackers.  Encrypted customer credit card numbers and passwords were obtained.  The group HTP claimed responsibility for the hack. 

Source: 
Media

US Airways, Advanced Data Processing


Location

Tempe, AZ
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 30, 2013
geo: 
Tempe, AZ
United States
Records Breached: 

40,000

A programming error at Advanced Data Processing (ADP) caused employee names, Social Security numbers, and total taxable W-2 wages for the tax years 2010, 2011, and 2012 to be exposed.  A group of other US Airway employees were able to download the payroll information of their colleagues.  ADP corrected the issue in early May and notified US Airways in early June.

Source: 
Media

NBC Sports Group


Location

Stamford, CT
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 25, 2013
geo: 
Stamford, CT
United States
Extra Info: 

Those with questions may call (203) 356-2720.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

The August 24 theft of two laptops resulted in the exposure of personal information.  The laptops were stolen in Northern California and it is unclear whether employees, clients, or general consumers were affected.  Names, Social Security numbers, driver's licence numbers, and dates of birth were exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Clarity Media Group


Location

Denver, CO
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 21, 2013
geo: 
Denver, CO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The October 12 theft of a laptop resulted in the exposure of current and former employee information.  Current and former employees of Clarity Media Group's subsidiaries and of Freedom Communications were also affected.  Names, Social Security numbers, mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, salaries, and 401(k) balances were on the laptop.  The dependents of employees may have also had their information exposed.

Source: 
Media
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