Kaspersky


Location

Woburn, MA
United States
42° 28' 45.3432" N, 71° 9' 8.1972" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 8, 2009
geo: 
Woburn, MA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An unidentified hacker gained access to databases used by the usa.kaspersky.com Web site, allowing access to users' accounts, activation codes and possibly personal data about Kaspersky customers. Kaspersky Lab is a security software company.

Source: 
Media

Elance


Location

Mountain View, CA
United States
37° 23' 9.7872" N, 122° 5' 1.8636" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 16, 2009
geo: 
Mountain View, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A warning from Elance's customer service was emailed, saying that the site has been hacked or attacked in some way. The data accessed was contact information - specifically name, email address, telephone number, city location and Elance username. This incident did not involve any credit card, bank account, social security or tax ID numbers.

Source: 
Media

Avaya


Location

Maitland, FL
United States
28° 37' 39.9972" N, 81° 21' 47.2464" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 31, 2006
geo: 
Maitland, FL
United States
Extra Info: 
Additional location: Basking Ridge, NJ
Records Breached: 
Unknown
A laptop stolen from an Avaya employee on October 16 in Florida contained personally identifiable information, including names, addresses, W-2 tax form information and SSNs.
Source: 
Dataloss DB

Aetna


Location

South Windsor, CT
United States
41° 49' 55.9992" N, 72° 34' 10.9992" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 28, 2010
geo: 
South Windsor, CT
United States
Extra Info: 

The number of clients from New Jersey and Pennsylvania affected totals 6,372.

Records Breached: 

6,372

A cabinet full of documents with sensitive information was found sitting on the side of the road. A woman made the discovery about a month ago and gave the documents to investigators with Aetna Insurance Co. The woman said she saw a bureau on the side of the road in front of Admiral Storage in South Windsor with a sign that said "free." She brought it home and discovered the documents. There were eight bags of nothing but Social Security numbers, names, and death benefits. Information also included patient records and medications.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Private Legal Practice


Location

Hudson, NH
United States
42° 45' 53.3196" N, 71° 26' 23.2368" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 22, 2010
geo: 
Hudson, NH
United States
Records Breached: 

25

Mr. LaRocque's home was burglarized on the evening of July 25, 2010. A laptop with names, Social Security numbers, tax identification numbers and other personal information from his family law clients was stolen.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Ingersoll Rand


Location

Montvale, NJ
United States
41° 2' 48.3504" N, 74° 1' 22.5012" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 6, 2006
geo: 
Montvale, NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

1510

The September 29 theft of an employee's laptop resulted in the exposure of emails with names and Social Security numbers of former employees. The laptop was stolen from the employee's car while it sat in a restaurant parking lot.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Waste Management Inc.


Location

Wixom, MI
United States
42° 31' 29.1216" N, 83° 32' 10.7772" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 3, 2007
geo: 
Wixom, MI
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An investigation revealed that an employee was selling customer financial information. The employee's work computer was searched and several spreadsheets with customer names, addresses, credit card numbers and bank account numbers were found.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Heraeus Incorporated


Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.6708" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 6, 2011
geo: 
New York, NY
United States
Extra Info: 

The location listed is Heraeus Incorporated's headquarters.  The incident may have occurred elsewhere.

Records Breached: 

514

A steel cabinet was discovered missing on November 18.  The cabinet had a safe which contained IT data and software backup tapes.  Personal information on the backup tapes included names, Social Security numbers, addresses, financial account numbers, driver's license numbers, medical information and other personal information.  The cabinet was most likely thrown out during a cleaning.  If so, the cabinet and its contents would have been taken to a transfer station, crushed, and then transported to a landfill for further destruction and disposal.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Cambridge Who's Who Publishing, Inc.


Location

Uniondale, NY
United States
40° 42' 1.3644" N, 73° 35' 34.4616" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 24, 2011
geo: 
Uniondale, NY
United States
Records Breached: 

400,000

A former employee made accusations that Who's Who experienced a breach of 400,000 data tapes with customer information.  It is not clear what happened, but the tapes were misplaced during the shipping process sometime before October 20, 2010.  The information on the tapes included customer names, Social Security numbers, addresses, driver's license numbers, payroll data, checking account numbers and credit card information may have been exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Rolling Stone, Radar, Corrupted Justice, Nettica, the Rick Ross Institute of New Jersey


Date Breach Made Public: 
April 15, 2011
Extra Info: 

Any website that mentioned a September 2006 article called "Strange Bedfellows" from Radar Magazine or a July 2007 article entitled "To Catch a Predator: The New American Witch Hunt for Dangerous Pedophiles" may have been affected.

Records Breached: 

100,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

After a falling out among members of Perverted Justice, a former member attempted to bury two unflattering articles about himself.  The articles were about his infidelity and were originally published in Rolling Stone and Radar Magazine.  The former member created a virus that spread  over the internet and infected computers across the world.  Approximately 100,000 computers were affected and a botnet was created.  The botnet's goal was to attack websites that published the two articles so that no one could access them.

Source: 
Databreaches.net
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