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.

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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.

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Media

Blackbaud Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 17, 2009
geo: 
Charleston , SC
United States
Records Breached: 

84,000

A computer that was stolen from a car in Charleston, SC, last year contained personal financial information on 84,000 University of North Dakota donors. The missing laptop belonged to Daniel Island-based software giant Blackbaud Inc., which stressed that all of the information was password-protected and encrypted.

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Media

T-Mobile USA

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 7, 2009
geo: 
Bellevue , WA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

T-Mobile USA is investigating claims that a hacker has broken into its data bases and stolen customer and company information. Someone anonymously posted the claims on the security mailing list Full Disclosure. In that post, the hacker claims to have gotten access to everything -- their databases, confidential documents, scripts and programs from their servers, financial documents up to 2009. They claim they have been in touch with the carrier's competitors

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Media

Spencer House Apartment Complex

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 5, 2009
geo: 
Beaverton , OR
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Residents at an apartment complex blamed apartment management Monday for leaving their personal information out in the open. The documents were found in an unlocked public container that was sitting off a side street in their apartment complex. The documents included Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, immigration numbers and names.

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Dataloss DB

LexisNexis, Investigative Professionals

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 1, 2009
geo: 
Miamisburg , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

40,000

Companies Lexis Nexis and Investigative Professionals have notified up to 40,000 individuals whose sensitive and personally identifiable information may have been viewed by individuals who did not have legitimate access. The data breach is linked to a Nigerian scam artist who used the information to incur fraudulent charges on victims' credit cards. Of the 40,000 individuals whose information was accessed, up to 300 were compromised and used to obtain

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

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

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

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.

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