Wheeler and Associates CPA

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 18, 2011
geo: 
Boca Raton , FL
United States
Florida US
Extra Info: 

The law firm is based in Boca Rotan, but the incident may have occurred elsewhere.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Computers and hard drives were stolen during an office burglary that occurred on or around January 3, 2011. The computers contained names, Social Security numbers and addresses. All of the stolen hardware was recovered shortly thereafter, but some of it had already been overwritten with new programs was ready to be resold by the thieves.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

WordPress

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 14, 2011
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

18 million (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Hackers accessed several of WordPress's servers. All information on the servers could have been accessed. Source code, API keys and social media passwords may have been exposed. Blog comments from WordPress spokespeople reveal the stage of the investigation and that phone numbers and financial information were unlikely to have been exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Rolling Stone, Radar, Corrupted Justice, Nettica, the Rick Ross Institute of New Jersey

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 15, 2011
Extra Info: 

Any website that mentioned a September 2006 article called "Strange Bedfellows" from Radar Magazine or a July 2007 article entitled "To Catch a Predator: The New American Witch Hunt for Dangerous Pedophiles" may have been affected.

Records Breached: 

100,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

After a falling out among members of Perverted Justice, a former member attempted to bury two unflattering articles about himself.  The articles were about his infidelity and were originally published in Rolling Stone and Radar Magazine.  The former member created a virus that spread  over the internet and infected computers across the world.  Approximately 100,000 computers were affected and a botnet was created.  The botnet's goal was to attack websites that published the two articles so that no one could access them.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

LA Boxing

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 27, 2011
geo: 
Ahwatukee , AZ
United States
Arizona US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Someone threw out hundreds of customer documents after the local LA Boxing was taken over by corporate.  The documents were found and reported by someone who witnessed another person going through the dumpster.  Names, addresses, credit card numbers and account numbers of people who were once gym members were left in a dumpster.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

DSLReports.com

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 28, 2011
Records Breached: 

8,000 (No SSNs or financial information exposed)

Subscribers to the ISP news and review site DSLReports.com have been notified that their email addresses and passwords may have been exposed during a hacker attack on the website during the last part of April.  The site was targeted in an SQL injection attack and about eight percent of DSLReports.com subscriber emails and passwords were taken.  There are around 9,000 active DSLReports.com accounts and 90,000 inactive accounts.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 29, 2011
geo: 
Sacramento , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

2,000

Hackers stole the names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses and credit card information of around 2,000 retired public safety officers who were part of the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC). Hackers breached the PORAC data server in early April.  Retired associate members from the present back to 2008 were affected by the breach.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Merlin Information Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 4, 2011
geo: 
Kalispell , MT
United States
Montana US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

One of Merlin's customers had their login information compromised.  Merlin detected inappropriate search activity on March 22, 2011.  Someone without authorization was able to access Merlin's databases for 21 hours.  Names, addresses, phone numbers and Social Security numbers were exposed.  Merlin began sending notification letters on April 11, 2011.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Fox.com

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 10, 2011
geo: 
Winchester , VA
United States
Virginia US
Records Breached: 

363 (No SSNs or financial information exposed)

Hackers accessed the email accounts of 363 Fox.com employees and managed to deface the Linkedin accounts of 16 of them. This same group has attacked multiple Fox related groups such as the Twitter account of Fox15 TV, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of 73,000 people auditioning for The X-Factor television show on Fox.  A text file of the information from The X-Factor participants was placed on a site called Pirate Bay.  The hacking group calls themselves Lulzsec. Four Lulzsec hackers searched Fox.com's servers for vulnerabilities and attacked on April 19.

Source: 
Media

Private Legal Practice, Baker Moving and Storage

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 5, 2011
geo: 
San Rafael , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Twenty boxes of documents with sensitive medical and financial information were lost during transportation sometime around Saturday, April 30.  The information was mostly from the office of a family lawyer, but other sensitive documents may have been lost on Highway 101 during the incident.  The boxes were being transported to a new Baker storage facility. Baker did not inform the lawyer that the documents had been lost and the incident was discovered when the lawyer's son saw a news report about the incident.  The documents appear to be from the 1980's and early 1990's.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

GoGrid LLC.

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 21, 2011
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Forty New Hampshire residents were notified of the breach. The total number of individuals affected was not revealed.

Records Breached: 

40

An unauthorized third party may have viewed account information sometime between November 2008 and the end of March 2011. The intrusion was discovered during a regular review of system activity by GoGrid's Security Team. Names, addresses, and payment card data such as cardholder name, card account number and expiration date were involved. The number of unauthorized access incidents between November 2008 and March 2011 was not revealed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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