American Advertising Federation (AAF)


Location

Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 42.4032" N, 77° 2' 10.9176" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 30, 2012
geo: 
Washington, DC
United States
Records Breached: 

555 (No financial information or SSNs reported)

A hacker or hackers posted member names, email addresses, and contact information online.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

LinkedIn.com


Location

Mountain View, CA
United States
37° 23' 9.7872" N, 122° 5' 1.8636" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 6, 2012
geo: 
Mountain View, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

6,458,020 (No SSNs or financial information)

A file containing 6,458,020 encrypted passwords was posted online by a group of hackers. It is unclear what other types of information were taken from Linkedin users.  LinkedIn recommends that users change their passwords.

UPDATE (08/30/2012): Four potential class actions against LinkedInCorp. were consolidated.  The consolidated suits allege that LinkedIn violated its user agreement and privacy policy by failing to properly safeguard digitally stored user data. LinkedIn is also accused of not publicizing the attack in a timely manner.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

University of New Mexico


Location

Albuquerque, NM
United States
35° 5' 4.1676" N, 106° 39' 4.0932" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 13, 2012
geo: 
Albuquerque, NM
United States
Records Breached: 

81 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers accessed and posted sensitive information from the University of New Mexico's electrical and computer engineering department.  Usernames, emails, and encrypted passwords were exposed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

BlueCross Blue Shield of North Carolina


Location

Durham, NC
United States
35° 59' 38.5188" N, 78° 53' 55.0284" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 25, 2012
geo: 
Durham, NC
United States
Records Breached: 

100

A mailing software error caused the private information of current and former Blue Cross Blue Shield members to be mailed to other members.  The error was discovered on April 12.  The records were more than 10 years old and included patient names, Social Security numbers, type of medical care received, and other protected health information.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Sierra County, California


Location

Downieville, CA
United States
39° 33' 34.272" N, 120° 49' 39.7092" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 15, 2012
geo: 
Downieville, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

15 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers accessed the database information of Sierra County and posted the information online.  The leaked data included 15 email addresses and passwords; some of the passwords had been decrypted.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

The Home Depot


Location

Suwanee, GA
United States
34° 3' 5.364" N, 84° 4' 16.68" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 13, 2012
geo: 
Suwanee, GA
United States
Records Breached: 

36

A dishonest employee accessed HR information with the intention of misusing the information to obtain fraudulent credit.  At least 36 Home Depot employees had their names, Social Security numbers, contact information, driver's license numbers, and possibly their financial account information accessed.  The incident was discovered on March 15.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Wave House


Location

San Diego, CA
United States
32° 42' 55.1844" N, 117° 9' 26.118" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 2, 2012
geo: 
San Diego, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

200

A former employee allegedly stole hundreds of applications and contracts while employed between May 2010 and January 2012. He is accused of making at least $40,000 in online purchases and pleaded not guilty to 17 counts of identity theft and one count each of grand theft, false personation, and a drug charge. He faces 15 years and eight months in prison if convicted.

UPDATE (08/08/2012): The dishonest employee entered a plea of guilty. He faces at least 180 days and up to one year in jail.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 6.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC)


Location

Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 42.4032" N, 77° 2' 10.9176" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 18, 2012
geo: 
Washington, DC
United States
Records Breached: 

21 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

A hacker or hackers accessed and posted the database information of NCPC online.  A total of 21 names, email addresses, telephone numbers, passwords, and job titles were leaked.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Pulaski Bank, Pulaski Financial


Location

Creve Couer, MO
United States
38° 39' 39.1896" N, 90° 25' 21.4248" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 16, 2012
geo: 
Creve Couer, MO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Three former Pulaski employees are accused of accessing and exporting the mortgage data of customers.  A former loan officer emailed a large file to an outside email account a month before leaving Pulaski.  A former closing supervisor also allegedly transferred documents onto a portable electronic storage device before resigning.  The data appears to have been taken to a competitor.  Pulaski Financial filed a lawsuit against three former employees and their possible new employer, First State Bank of St. Charles, Missouri.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Dropbox


Location

San Francisco, CA
United States
37° 46' 29.748" N, 122° 25' 9.8976" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 17, 2012
geo: 
San Francisco, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Dropbox users began receiving spam from email sources posing as Dropbox.  Many users claim that Dropbox must have suffered a breach because email addresses they used specifically and solely for Dropbox were compromised.

UPDATE (07/20/2012): Dropbox investigated customer concerns of a data breach but could not find any evidence of an unauthorized intrusion or activity as of July 20.

Source: 
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