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

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
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

Broward County School Board, Private Medical Practices

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

People in multiple areas of Broward County Florida were affected.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Two former employees from different private medical practice offices were charged with providing confidential patient information to other members of an identity theft and fraud ring.  Both of these people participated in the identity theft and fraud ring from early 2009 until February 2, 2011.  A former employee who worked for the Broward County School Board passed along information from a teacher certification database, which included names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth.  The information was used to fraudulently add people as authorized users to the victims’ credit card and

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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

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

TripAdvisor

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 24, 2011
geo: 
Newton , MA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

TripAdvisor community members received notification that an unauthorized third party had obtained a list of user emails. Passwords and financial information were not exposed. Only a portion of users were affected and TripAdvisor is not sure when the breach occurred. TripAdvisor.com is the world's largest travel related site.

Source: 
Media

Lone Star Business Solutions

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 22, 2011
geo: 
Wichita , KS
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Thousands of personnel documents were found in a dumpster.  W-4 forms, employment applications, and other employee documents were found by the news team FactFinder 12.  Social Security numbers, addresses, and phone numbers of people across the country were exposed.  It appears that the files were dumped because the office was closing.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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