BP Global

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 29, 2011
geo: 
New Orleans , LA
United States
Records Breached: 

13,000

An employee lost a laptop that contained the personal information of people who were seeking compensation for damages caused by BP's 2010 oil spill. The laptop was lost on March 1 of 2011 while the employee was traveling for business. It contained a spreadsheet with claimant names, Social Security numbers, addresses and phone numbers.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Sony Pictures, Sony Corporation of America

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 6, 2011
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

1,000,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Hackers called LulzSec obtained over one million Sony customer passwords.  The hackers located data that included passwords, email addresses, phone numbers, home addresses, and dates of birth.  The information was not encrypted and was posted on LulzSec's website.  People wishing to enter online sweepstakes entered their real or fake information.  Anyone who used their Sony Pictures sweepstakes password for another account should immediately change their passwords so that they do not match each other.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Expedia Corporate Travel (now Egencia)

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

47

A former call center employee somehow gained access to credit card numbers and may have misused the information. The former employee attempted to make unauthorized charges at least twice. The discovery was made on October 24.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Google

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 7, 2009
geo: 
Mountain View , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

(Not added to total. It does not appear that SSNs or financial account numbers were exposed.)

Google contacted some of its users to let them know about a situation that affected its Google Docs users. They believe the problem affected less than 0.05% of all documents. Google identified and fixed a bug where a small percentage of users shared some of their documents inadvertently. The bug occurred when the document owner, or a collaborator with sharing rights, selected multiple documents and presentations from the documents list and then

Source: 
Media

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

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 28, 2010
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

77,000

The names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of 77,000 people were lost in their Chicago office. The people at risk for identify theft are those who were in the PERS and TRS system in 2003-04 as active or inactive employees or retirees. Price Waterhouse Coopers has agreed in a settlement to pay for credit monitoring and other security measures and cover any losses to individuals caused by its mishandling of the information. A number of people associated with the State of Alaska had their information exposed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Eclipse Property Solutions

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 16, 2010
geo: 
St. Petersburg , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A St. Petersburg man has been charged with stealing customers' credit card numbers from a marketing company he worked for to buy nearly $30,000 in dinners, limos and other luxuries. The man and another employee listened from their cubicles as co-workers repeated customer credit card information aloud to confirm accounts.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Dairy Queen

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 17, 2010
geo: 
Hanceville , AL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hanceville police are cautioning residents to be on guard against a sophisticated debit card wire scam that has leached hundreds of thousands of dollars from customers whose card numbers have been stolen remotely from pay terminals at one or more local businesses. The primary target in the theft so far has been the Dairy Queen restaurant. It's unsure whether this is ultimately involving other businesses. At the Dairy Queen location, somebody has apparently

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 28, 2010
geo: 
Dallas , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

500,000

International hotel group Wyndham Hotels and Resorts (WHR) has suffered yet another serious data breach after hackers broke into its computer systems, stealing customer names and payment card information.

UPDATE (05/18/2010): An open letter from Wyndham to its customers: www.wyndhamworldwide.com/customer_care/data-claim.cfm

Source: 
Media

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