US Airways

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 6, 2011
geo: 
Tempe , AZ
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The US Airlines Pilot Association (USAPA) is upset that US Airways failed to reveal a breach of sensitive and confidential pilot information.  A management pilot obtained and sent a sensitive database that contained the personal information of thousands of US Airways pilots.  Names, Social Security numbers, and addresses were exposed.  The database was given to a third party pilot group.  The FBI has not determined the extent of the breach.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Epsilon

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 2, 2011
geo: 
Irving , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

50-250 million (No SSNs or financial information involved)

Epsilon, an email service provider for companies, reported a breach that affected approximately two percent of its 2,500 clients. Only e-mail addresses and names were stolen. Epsilon has not disclosed the names of the companies affected or the total number of names stolen. However, millions of customers have received notices from a growing list of affected companies (http://www.databreaches.net/?p=17374), making this the largest security breach ever.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Portland Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 26, 2011
geo: 
Portland , OR
United States
Records Breached: 

864

The PCPA website was hacked sometime between December 20, 2010 and March 15, 2011. Ticket purchases for PCPA events were not involved since the Ticketmaster website is responsible for those purchases. Information from a total of 864 gift card purchases from the PCPA website between January 1, 2006 and March 15, 2011 was compromised. The total number of customers affected is likely to be lower than 864 since some customers purchased more than one gift card.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cambridge Who's Who Publishing, Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 24, 2011
geo: 
Uniondale , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

400,000

A former employee made accusations that Who's Who experienced a breach of 400,000 data tapes with customer information.  It is not clear what happened, but the tapes were misplaced during the shipping process sometime before October 20, 2010.  The information on the tapes included customer names, Social Security numbers, addresses, driver's license numbers, payroll data, checking account numbers and credit card information may have been exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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