First Transit, FirstGroup America

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 11, 2011
geo: 
Cincinnati , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A flash drive with First Transit applicant personal information was lost on a bus on January 21. Applicant names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth and possibly other employment information such as conviction record and drug test results may have been on the flash drive.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Affiliated Computer Services (ACS)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 15, 2011
geo: 
Columbus , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

8,000 (Unknown number of SSNs)

ACS handles the state of Ohio's automated system for paying and tracking child care providers.  An ACS mistake meant that over 8,000 providers were mailed letters with Social Security numbers visible from the outside of the envelope.  Some of the providers were childcare centers and only had ID numbers revealed; smaller providers who had their Social Security numbers as IDs face a greater risk.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

HBGary Federal

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 7, 2011
geo: 
Sacramento , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

60,000 business emails (No SSNs or financial information reported)

HBGary announced that it had information about the Anonymous hackers collective.  Anonymous supporters hacked into HBGary's network in order to learn what information had been gathered during the investigation.  Over 60,000 business emails were extracted and the company's website was defaced.  HBGary's leader also had his Twitter account hacked and his personal information exposed.  Anonymous supporters claim the attack was to prevent HBGary from selling trivial information to the FBI.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Twitter, Facebook and PayPal

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 4, 2011
geo: 
Rapides Parish , LA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A 17-year old hacker was charged with various computer crimes.  He somehow managed to access the Twitter, Facebook, PayPal and email accounts of multiple celebrities and other people.  The teen was charged with cyberstalking, computer fraud, computer tampering and extortion. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net

SettlementOne Credit Corporation, Sackett National Holdings Inc., ACRAnet Inc., Fajilan and Associates Inc. (Statewide Credit Services and Robert Fajilan)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 3, 2011
Extra Info: 

No location is listed since the incidents involve several organizations and their information security systems.

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2011/02/settlement.shtm

Records Breached: 

1,800

Three companies who resell consumer credit reports have agreed to settle with the FTC over charges that computer hackers could easily access consumer data through their weak information security systems.  Hackers accessed more than 1,800 credit reports via security flaws in the computer networks used by the companies' clients.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

KBR, Inc.

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 26, 2011
geo: 
Houston , TX
United States
Extra Info: 

People with questions regarding this incident may call 1-877-311-6112 or email response@kbr.com.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

A company laptop that contained the personal information of current and former KBR employees and contractors was stolen. Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth and employee ID numbers may have been accessed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Ember Corporation

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 26, 2011
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Records Breached: 

50

Ember received a package that had been sent from Ceridian via Federal Express.  The package appeared to have been tampered with.  Ceridian processes Ember's payroll information and the package contained individual W-2 forms for current and former Ember employees.  Two corners of the package had opened and the contents were wrinkled, but no documents appeared to be missing or opened. Ember warned its employees that their names, Social Security numbers, addresses and 2010 payroll information may have been exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

CMP Advanced Mechanical Solutions

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 7, 2008
geo: 
Binghampton , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

202

The personal information of employees was placed on a shared Company drive. The files were accessible to all employees who had a computer between August 2007 and November 2007. The breach occurred when payroll files were transferred to human resources and a copy of the data files was inadvertently left on a shared drive.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Samuels, Green, and Steel, LLP

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 31, 2010
geo: 
Irvine , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An unauthorized party obtained the law firm's login information and accessed consumer credit reports.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

White Rock Networks

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 4, 2011
geo: 
Plano , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Nearly 50 boxes of medical records, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers and other personal information were found in a paper recycling dumpster behind a library.  White Rock personnel records from 2000 to 2005 were in the boxes. The company went bankrupt in 2006 and was purchased.  A local news crew contacted at least one of the affected people so that she could retrieve her information.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

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