PR Newswire


Location

New York, NY
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 13, 2013
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Customer usernames and encrypted passwords were accessed and taken by hackers on or after March 8, 2013.  Hackers may have had access to the news release services of companies that use PR Newswire.  The breach is related to the Adobe hack that was revealed in early October of 2013.  

Source: 
Media

Washington Post


Location

Washington, DC
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 18, 2013
geo: 
Washington, DC
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hackers were able to access Washington Post employee usernames and passwords through an attack on the paper's servers.  The attack began through access to a server used by the Washington Post's foreign staff and then spread to more Washington Post servers.  The Washington Post and several other national papers were attacked in 2011 as well.

Source: 
Media

Apple


Location

Cupertino
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA
United States
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 26, 2014
geo: 
Cupertino
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Apple has revealed a security protocol breach of their iOS and OS X systems. The hacker was able to insert him/herself between the initial verfication and verification session's destination server. This type of hacking allows the hacker to take over as the trusted user. The destination server sees the hacker as the trusted user and will then allow the hacker to access secured connections such as websites, email messages, applications where you would typically enter a user id and password.

Source: 
Media

Boston Globe (The New York Times Company) and The Worcester Telegram & Gazette


Location

Boston, MA
United States
42° 21' 30.3516" N, 71° 3' 35.1828" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 31, 2006
geo: 
Boston, MA
United States
Records Breached: 

240,000

Recycled paper used in wrapping newspaper bundles for distribution turned out to contain credit and debit card information along with routing information for personal checks of subscribers.

 

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Automatic Data Processing (ADP)


Location

Roseland, NJ
United States
40° 49' 14.3616" N, 74° 17' 37.5324" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 17, 2006
geo: 
Roseland, NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

80

Personal and payroll information of workers were intended to be faxed between ADP offices and were mistakenly sent to a third party.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Whistle Junction restaurant


Location

Orlando, FL
United States
28° 32' 18.0096" N, 81° 22' 45.2532" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 15, 2006
geo: 
Orlando, FL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Personnel files of employees of the now-closed restaurant were found in a nearby Dumpster. Papers included names and SSNs of former employees,

Source: 
Dataloss DB

CTS Tax Service


Location

Cassopolis, MI
United States
41° 54' 42.1668" N, 86° 0' 36.0252" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 3, 2007
geo: 
Cassopolis, MI
United States
Records Breached: 

800

The computer and hard drive of a tax preparation company were stolen. Data included names, bank account numbers, routing numbers, birthdates, SSNs, and addresses.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Disney Movie Club, Alta Resources, McNeil-PPC Inc


Location

Neenah, WI
United States
44° 11' 8.9484" N, 88° 27' 45.3924" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 11, 2007
geo: 
Neenah, WI
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A contract employee stole an unknown number of credit card numbers. Credit-card information was sold by an employee of a Disney contractor to a federal agent as part of an undercover sting operation.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Administaff Inc.


Location

Houston, TX
United States
29° 45' 47.8224" N, 95° 21' 47.7792" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 16, 2007
geo: 
Houston, TX
United States
Records Breached: 

159,000

Current and former workers personal data may be compromised because of a stolen laptop. The data wasn't encrypted when it was stored on the portable computer, which is password-protected. Data stored on the laptop included names, addresses and Social Security numbers for most employees paid by Administaff in 2006.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Rampage Marketing Services


Location

Columbus, OH
United States
39° 57' 40.2336" N, 82° 59' 55.6584" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 20, 2008
geo: 
Columbus, OH
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The company, a licensed insurance agency, threw 14 boxes of files containing sensitive financial and medical information into a trash bin. An insurance agent for another company noticed the boxes in the shared bin and sent them back to the Insurance Department

Source: 
Media
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