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

Google

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 7, 2009
geo: 
Mountain View , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

(Not added to total. It does not appear that SSNs or financial account numbers were exposed.)

Google contacted some of its users to let them know about a situation that affected its Google Docs users. They believe the problem affected less than 0.05% of all documents. Google identified and fixed a bug where a small percentage of users shared some of their documents inadvertently. The bug occurred when the document owner, or a collaborator with sharing rights, selected multiple documents and presentations from the documents list and then

Source: 
Media

Western Oklahoma State College

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 3, 2009
geo: 
Altus , OK
United States
Records Breached: 

1,500

A computer breach at Western Oklahoma State College may have exposed Social Security numbers and other identifying information for 1,500 campus library users. An unauthorized program known as a rootkit was installed on a server administered by an outside party. There is no indication that any of the data on the machine was actually compromised - only that the opportunity for someone to access it existed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of Florida

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 23, 2009
geo: 
Gainesville , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

101

An undated statement on the University's Web site indicates that on January 20, an LDAP Directory Server configuration error allowed outside access to a directory containing Social Secerity numbers and other personal data. Personal data belonging to about 101 people might have been compromised as a result.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Northeast Orthopaedics, MRecord

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 19, 2009
geo: 
Raleigh , NC
United States
Records Breached: 

1,000

Records of more than 1,000 patient visits to Northeast Orthopaedics, a large Albany surgical practice, have been posted on the Internet. The records appeared on the Web site visvabpo.com, which seems to be a defunct outsourcing company in India called Visva BPO. Those records include patient names, birth dates and Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Broome Community College

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 17, 2009
geo: 
Binghamton , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

14,000

Broome Community College, sent out a mailing last week with Social Security number posted prominently on the back cover. The winter/spring 2009 alumni magazine was mailed to 28,000 people, it assumed that less than 14,000 copies had Social Security numbers on the magazine.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

SemGroup LP

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 10, 2009
geo: 
Tulsa , OK
United States
Records Breached: 

160

Online banking bandits pulled thousands of dollars from the accounts of current and former employees after personal information was inadvertently left on a bankruptcy court document made public.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Purdue University

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 6, 2009
geo: 
West Lafayette , IN
United States
Records Breached: 

962

A mailing error has resulted in 1099 tax forms being sent to the wrong recipients. The incident affected 248 companies and 962 individuals. Those affected by the incident received letters notifying them that their tax information had either been sent to another or that they themselves had received someone else's information by mistake.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Texas Veterans Commission

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 4, 2009
geo: 
Waco , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

20

A Waco individual received a packet in the mail with the application for her daughter's tuition benefits. At the bottom of the packet, was a claims log that listed more than 20 veterans names, Social Security numbers and medical claim information. The Waco Veterans Commission and the VA's regional office were not able to explain how the veterans' personal information found its way into the envelope containing the unrelated information about the tuition benefits for the woman's daughter.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Ball State University

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 31, 2009
geo: 
Muncie , IN
United States
Records Breached: 

19

A employee sent out an e-mail, to verify contact information, to 91 special events staff with an excel spreadsheet attachment that, unbeknownst to the employee, included the Social Security number of 19 of the workers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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