American Airlines

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 17, 2011
geo: 
San Jose , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

350

An airline employee used a skimming device to obtain customer credit card information and make fraudulent purchases. The employee participated in the fraudulent activity between December of 2007 and October of 2010. Over 2,800 fraudulent transactions using 350 credit card numbers were made. The former employee worked at American Airlines for 20 years and now faces 48 years of prison time.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Se San Diego Hotel

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 10, 2011
geo: 
San Diego , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Malicious software was uploaded to the Hotel's computer system sometime around September of 2010. Customer credit card information was obtained and sold to a group of seven people who used the information to make fraudulent charges primarily in Central Florida.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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

Randstad Professionals

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 18, 2011
geo: 
Wakefield , MA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A file with images of 1099 tax forms was sent as an attachment in an email to an outside contractor for Randstad Professionals. It contained the names and Social Security numbers of an unspecified number of consultants. The mistake was realized in less than forty minutes and the contractor was asked to destroy the information from the email.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

LexisNexis, Onyx Collections and Locators Services Inc.

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 8, 2011
geo: 
Boca Raton , FL
United States
Extra Info: 

Onyx Collections and Locators Services Inc. is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Records Breached: 

74

Sensitive information was exposed by a breach at Onyx Collections.  Someone connected to Onyx Collections was misusing Onyx Collections' search account to access the personal information of people.  LexisNexis discovered the problem after conducting an audit of Onyx Collections. From September 10, 2009 through March 2, 2011, Onyx Collections had access to names, addresses, dates of birth, driver's license numbers and Social Security numbers of at least 74 people from New Hampshire.  The total number of people affected nationwide has not been revealed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Boeing, Co

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 15, 2006
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

762

A laptop was stolen from an employee's home on or around November 6.  The laptop contained salary planning files from 2002 that had Social Security numbers, names, driver's licenses and state identification numbers.  Credit and debit card numbers, security codes and passwords for financial accounts may have also been exposed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

SemGroup LP

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 10, 2009
geo: 
Tulsa , OK
United States
Records Breached: 

160

Online banking bandits pulled thousands of dollars from the accounts of current and former employees after personal information was inadvertently left on a bankruptcy court document made public.

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

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