FCI USA

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 19, 2009
geo: 
Manchester , NH
United States
Records Breached: 

2,000

An employee's laptop was stolen.  The laptop contained a spreadsheet with Social Security numbers, dates of birth and names for 2,000 employees.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

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

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

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

Sprint

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 11, 2009
geo: 
Overland Park , KS
United States
Extra Info: 

(800) 300-6868

Records Breached: 

Unknown (It does not appear that SSNs or financial account numbers were exposed.)

Sprint is warning several thousand customers that a former employee sold or otherwise provided their account data without permission. It appears this employee may have provided customer information to a third party in violation of Sprint policy and state law. They have terminated this employee. The information that may have been compromised includes name, address, wireless phone number, Sprint account number, security question answer, and the name of the authorized point of contact for account.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Dezonia Group

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 12, 2009
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

63,000

The city of Chicago bills people for ambulance rides -- $600 and up. It uses a third party, Dezonia Group, for billing. An employee's laptop, containing patient names, addresses and Social Security numbers, was stolen from the company. Reports differ as to whether or not the data was encrypted.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Comcast

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 16, 2009
geo: 
Philadelphia , PA
United States
Records Breached: 

4,000 Not added to total. SSNs and financial account numbers were not accessed.

A list of over 8,000 Comcast user names and passwords were available to the public via Scribd for two months, before a Wilkes University professor discovered it over the weekend after doing a search for his identity online. Comcast is saying it looks like the result of a phishing scam and isn't an inside job, and that there are so many duplicate entries on the list that it's closer to 4,000 customers who were exposed.

Source: 
Media

Symantec

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 31, 2009
geo: 
Cupertino , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

200

Symantec is warning a small number of customers that their credit card numbers may have been stolen from an Indian call center used by the security vendor. Symantec sent out warning letters , after the BBC reported that it managed to purchase credit card numbers obtained from Symantec's call center from a Delhi-based man. The letters were sent to just over 200 customers. Most of those notified are in the U.S., but the company also notified a handful of customers in the U.K. and Canada.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

MySpace

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 16, 2009
geo: 
Los Angeles , CA
United States
Extra Info: 

(877) 369-1369

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Confidential employee information, including at least name, Social Security numbers and compensation, was taken by an employee in the company's benefit's department without authorization, beginning in June 2008 or earlier. The information was used to annoy selected individuals and the now former employee was arrested and is being prosecuted by the High Tech Crimes Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

FairPoint Communications Inc.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 20, 2009
geo: 
Charlotte , NC
United States
Records Breached: 

4,400

A worker's failure to abide by security precautions caused a portable data-storage device containing employee information to disappear. The device contained information for all current FairPoint employees and some former employees, or about 4,400 individuals in total. Such data may have included names, home addresses and phone numbers, Social Security numbers, birth dates and certain compensation and employment information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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