Washington Post

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 18, 2013
geo: 
Washington , DC
United States
District Of Columbia US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Hackers were able to access Washington Post employee usernames and passwords through an attack on the paper's servers.  The attack began through access to a server used by the Washington Post's foreign staff and then spread to more Washington Post servers.  The Washington Post and several other national papers were attacked in 2011 as well.

Source: 
Media

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 12, 2013
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

300

At least seven employees of Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and 300 people who attended conventions during the fall may have been affected by a credit card breach.  It is unclear how the credit card information may have been accessed and the exact dates when customers would have been vulnerable.

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Media

MacRumors, vBulletin

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 17, 2013
Records Breached: 

860,000 (No Social Security numbers or financial information exposed)

A group of hackers claimed responsibility for compromising usernames, emails, and passwords associated with MacRumors and vBulletin Forum.  The hackers used a Zero Day exploit.  A total of 860,000 MacRumors users were affected. It is unclear how many vBulletin Forum users were affected.

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Media

ADP, Facebook, Gmail, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yahoo, YouTube

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 4, 2013
Extra Info: 

There is no specific location for this breach.

Records Breached: 

2 million (No Social Security numbers or financial information reported)

A breach that involved keylogging software affected at least 93,000 websites.  The virus may have originated on a server located in the Netherlands.  It first started collecting passwords and usernames on October 21. Approximately 860 computers in the United States were affected. More than 99% of the computers that were affected were outside of the United States.

Source: 
Media

Clarity Media Group

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 21, 2013
geo: 
Denver , CO
United States
Colorado US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The October 12 theft of a laptop resulted in the exposure of current and former employee information.  Current and former employees of Clarity Media Group's subsidiaries and of Freedom Communications were also affected.  Names, Social Security numbers, mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, salaries, and 401(k) balances were on the laptop.  The dependents of employees may have also had their information exposed.

Source: 
Media

PR Newswire

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 13, 2013
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Customer usernames and encrypted passwords were accessed and taken by hackers on or after March 8, 2013.  Hackers may have had access to the news release services of companies that use PR Newswire.  The breach is related to the Adobe hack that was revealed in early October of 2013.  

Source: 
Media

Court Ventures

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 21, 2013
geo: 
California Anaheim , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

3,100,000

 

Between October 2010 and December 2012, Court Ventures, a public records aggregator, provided access to US Info Search data to a foreign criminal posing as a legitimate private investigator.

Court Ventures had a contract with US Info Search where customers of Court Ventures had access to US Info Search data which included records on more than 200 million Americans, including individuals' Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and other records.

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Media

The New York Times, Melbourne IT

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 27, 2013
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A domain or domains belonging to The New York Times was attacked after activist hackers found a way to access the login credentials of service provider Melbourne IT.  Melbourne IT is an Australian domain name registrar that provides hosting and data services for The New York Times and other media sites.  The New York Times website was shutdown for approximately six hours.

Source: 
Media

Republic Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 29, 2013
geo: 
Phoenix , AZ
United States
Arizona US
Records Breached: 

82,160

An unspecified number of current and former employees were affected by the theft of a laptop.  The laptop was stolen from an employee's home on August 10.  The laptop contained names and Social Security numbers.

UPDATE (09/03/2013): As many as 82,160 current and former employees may have been affected.

Source: 
Media

John F. Kennedy International Airport

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 31, 2013
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Seven contract baggage handlers were arrested for stealing valuables from customer luggage.  The thefts were caught on camera between April 1 and August 28.  Items such as iPads, iPhones, cash, and jewelrey were discovered in the defendants' homes and cars.

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