Heraeus Incorporated

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 6, 2011
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Extra Info: 

The location listed is Heraeus Incorporated's headquarters.  The incident may have occurred elsewhere.

Records Breached: 

514

A steel cabinet was discovered missing on November 18.  The cabinet had a safe which contained IT data and software backup tapes.  Personal information on the backup tapes included names, Social Security numbers, addresses, financial account numbers, driver's license numbers, medical information and other personal information.  The cabinet was most likely thrown out during a cleaning.  If so, the cabinet and its contents would have been taken to a transfer station, crushed, and then transported to a landfill for further destruction and disposal.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Marsh U.S. Consumer, Seabury and Smith, ITT Corporation

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 6, 2011
geo: 
Tulsa , OK
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Some ITT Corporation employees may have been able to view unencrypted personal information of other ITT employees when accessing an ITT website serviced by Marsh U.S. Consumer. The incident resulted from a programming issue and occurred from November 1 through November 8. Employees and their spouses may have had their Social Security numbers and medical history information exposed. Marsh U.S. Consumer is a service of Seabury and Smith. At least nine New Hampshire residents were affected by the breach, but the total number of individuals affected nationwide was not revealed.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Campus Suite Apartments

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 8, 2011
geo: 
West Lafayette , IN
United States
Records Breached: 

30

In November of 2008, documents with tenant Social Security numbers and dates of birth were stolen from the office. Many of the tenants were able to avoid fraudulent charges by immediately placing fraud alerts on their accounts. One man pleaded guilty to stealing the information and another pleaded guilty to using the information to commit fraud and identity theft.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Mountain Xpress (Greenline Media Inc.)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 23, 2007
geo: 
Asheville , NC
United States
Records Breached: 

6,540

Someone launched a dictionary attack on the email server. The hacker obtained a user name and password that allowed access to an internal database that stored credit card numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Waste Management Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 3, 2007
geo: 
Wixom , MI
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An investigation revealed that an employee was selling customer financial information. The employee's work computer was searched and several spreadsheets with customer names, addresses, credit card numbers and bank account numbers were found.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Gawker

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 12, 2010
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

1,300,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Hackers gained access to the Site's database.  Staff and user emails and passwords, the site code and staff messages were made accessible to anyone.  The group claiming responsibility calls themselves Gnosis.  Gawker encouraged users to change their passwords after their information was exposed.  This may also mean changing passwords for other sites where users have similar screen names and passwords.  Gnosis claims they had access to the site for a long time and exposed Gawker's information "because of their outright arrogance."

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Ingersoll Rand

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 6, 2006
geo: 
Montvale , NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

1510

The September 29 theft of an employee's laptop resulted in the exposure of emails with names and Social Security numbers of former employees. The laptop was stolen from the employee's car while it sat in a restaurant parking lot.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Expedia Corporate Travel (now Egencia)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 15, 2006
geo: 
Bellevue , WA
United States
Records Breached: 

47

A former call center employee somehow gained access to credit card numbers and may have misused the information. The former employee attempted to make unauthorized charges at least twice. The discovery was made on October 24.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

LexisNexis, Seisint

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 15, 2006
geo: 
Boca Raton , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

618

Unauthorized individuals used the ID and password of a Seisint law enforcement customer to obtain consumers' Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, names and addresses. The breach was discovered on October 18 and affected individuals were contacted on December 5.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Public Storage Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 29, 2007
geo: 
Glendale , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Someone gained unauthorized access to electronic company personnel files. The files included Social Security numbers, dates of birth, home addresses and other active employee information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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