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
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

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

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

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

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

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

Winamp

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 17, 2011
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Extra Info: 

The location listed is AOL's headquarters.  AOL owns Winamp.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hackers were able to access forum information, user accounts and emails.  The attack is believed to have been limited to the Winamp forums.  All users are advised to change their Winamp passwords and any similar passwords for other accounts.

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

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