Affiliated Computer Services (ACS)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 15, 2011
geo: 
Columbus , OH
United States
Ohio US
Records Breached: 

8,000 (Unknown number of SSNs)

ACS handles the state of Ohio's automated system for paying and tracking child care providers.  An ACS mistake meant that over 8,000 providers were mailed letters with Social Security numbers visible from the outside of the envelope.  Some of the providers were childcare centers and only had ID numbers revealed; smaller providers who had their Social Security numbers as IDs face a greater risk.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

HBGary Federal

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 7, 2011
geo: 
Sacramento , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

60,000 business emails (No SSNs or financial information reported)

HBGary announced that it had information about the Anonymous hackers collective.  Anonymous supporters hacked into HBGary's network in order to learn what information had been gathered during the investigation.  Over 60,000 business emails were extracted and the company's website was defaced.  HBGary's leader also had his Twitter account hacked and his personal information exposed.  Anonymous supporters claim the attack was to prevent HBGary from selling trivial information to the FBI.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Twitter, Facebook and PayPal

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 4, 2011
geo: 
Rapides Parish , LA
United States
Louisiana US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A 17-year old hacker was charged with various computer crimes.  He somehow managed to access the Twitter, Facebook, PayPal and email accounts of multiple celebrities and other people.  The teen was charged with cyberstalking, computer fraud, computer tampering and extortion. 

Source: 
Databreaches.net

SettlementOne Credit Corporation, Sackett National Holdings Inc., ACRAnet Inc., Fajilan and Associates Inc. (Statewide Credit Services and Robert Fajilan)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 3, 2011
Extra Info: 

No location is listed since the incidents involve several organizations and their information security systems.

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2011/02/settlement.shtm

Records Breached: 

1,800

Three companies who resell consumer credit reports have agreed to settle with the FTC over charges that computer hackers could easily access consumer data through their weak information security systems.  Hackers accessed more than 1,800 credit reports via security flaws in the computer networks used by the companies' clients.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

KBR, Inc.

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 26, 2011
geo: 
Houston , TX
United States
Texas US
Extra Info: 

People with questions regarding this incident may call 1-877-311-6112 or email response@kbr.com.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

A company laptop that contained the personal information of current and former KBR employees and contractors was stolen. Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth and employee ID numbers may have been accessed.

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
New York US
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

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
California US
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

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
California US
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

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
Florida US
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
Arizona US
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

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