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
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

Lafrance Hospitality Corporation

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 10, 2011
geo: 
Westport , MA
United States
Extra Info: 

People who used their debit or credit cards at White's of Westport or Bittersweet Farm from February 2011 to present may be affected.

Records Breached: 

100

Around 100 customers have reported fraudulent charges to their financial accounts.  Investigators believe that Lafrance's credit and debit system was breached electronically in early February 2011. Lafrance Hospitality consists of many businesses.  Anyone who has used a debit or credit card at White's of Westport or Bittersweet Farm since February could be at risk.  Lafrance updated its security after the incident.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Link Staffing Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 27, 2006
geo: 
Houston , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

332,000

On September 26 it was discovered that a computer server was stolen during an office burglary. The server had employee names and Social Security numbers. Current and former employees were notified at the end of October after an investigation of the breach.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Kaspersky

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 8, 2009
geo: 
Woburn , MA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An unidentified hacker gained access to databases used by the usa.kaspersky.com Web site, allowing access to users' accounts, activation codes and possibly personal data about Kaspersky customers. Kaspersky Lab is a security software company.

Source: 
Media

CLP Skilled Trade Solutions

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 7, 2009
geo: 
Palm Springs , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Boxes full of documents that had the CLP Skilled Trade Solutions logo on them were found in a dumpster in the back of a Newport Café. Some of the information found included Social Security cards, tax papers, driver's licenses and home IDs. Many of the documents were from a company that CLP acquired a few years ago.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

ChoicePoint

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 20, 2009
geo: 
Alpharetta , GA
United States
Records Breached: 

14,023

ChoicePoint has been fined $275,000 by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for a data breach that exposed personal information of 13,750 people last year. In April 2008, ChoicePoint turned off a key electronic security tool that it used to monitor access to one of its databases and failed to notice the problem for four months, according to an FTC statement. During that period, unauthorized searches were conducted for 30 days on a ChoicePoint database that

Source: 
Dataloss DB

ACORN

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 24, 2009
geo: 
San Diego , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Documents that contained personnel information were accidentally thrown away in a dumpster. San Diego staff members were doing an office clean-up in preparation for a major 10-station phone bank program being set up in their offices; it appears that included in the piles of garbage being thrown out there were some documents containing private information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Lookout Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 11, 2009
geo: 
Bellaire , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

500

The state of Minnesota has directed all of its agencies to stop using a Texas company state officials hired to verify the identities of new employees. A state official told MPR News that it is notifying some 500 employees that their personal data -- including names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers -- may have been accessible on the company's Web site. For more than three months, state agencies have used Lookout Services of Bellaire, Texas, to verify that new hires are authorized to work in the United States.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

collective2.com

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 1, 2010
geo: 
Tenafly , NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

25,000

Users of the do-it-yourself trading site collective2.com received an “urgent” e-mail notifying them that the company's computer database had been breached by a hacker and that all users should log in to change their passwords immediately. That e-mail stated that the information accessed by the hacker included names, e-mail addresses, passwords and credit card information.

Source: 
Media

Netflix

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 1, 2010
geo: 
Los Gatos , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

100 million not added to total

A class action suit was filed against Netflix, Inc., in United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Plaintiffs in the suit are claiming that Netflix has “perpetrated the largest voluntary privacy breach to date.” According to the Complaint, Netflix knowingly and voluntarily disclosed the sensitive and personal information of approximately 480,000 Netflix subscribers when Netflix provided participants in a contest initiated to improve Netflix’s movie recommendation systems with data sets containing over 100 million subscriber movie ratings and preferences.

Source: 
Media

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