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|P2017-ND-167||Dec 22 2017||Avenue Living (2014) LP|
|Summary: An employee accessed the organization's server after hours through a personal device and stole... [More]|
|P2016-ND-70||Dec 23 2016||Springfield, Inc. (d/b/a Springfield Armory)|
|Summary: The organization determined that an unauthorized person or persons gained access to the web server... [More]|
|P2015-ND-80||Dec 23 2015||U.S. Fund for UNICEF|
|Summary: The organization discovered unauthorized access to one of its servers. Contact and credit card... [More]|
|P2014-ND-56||May 20 2014||Internap Inc.|
|Summary: The organization's computer systems were hacked but it could not confirm whether personal... [More]|
|P2013-ND-58||May 20 2014||C.S.T. Consultants Inc.|
|Summary: An education savings plan application was emailed in error and not recovered. Personal information,... [More]|
|P2012-ND-34||Jan 7 2013||ConocoPhillips Canada (North) Limited|
|Summary: An employee's house was broken into and a workbag was stolen. Personal information of 11 university... [More]|
|P2011-ND-043||Nov 1 2011||Aaron's Inc.|
|Summary: One of the organization's franchisee stores in Fresno, California was burglarized. Among the stolen... [More]|
|P2010-ND-011||Nov 30 2010||Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Jillian Rowsell|
|Summary: Two laptops were stolen from a speech pathologist's office. One of the stolen laptops contained an... [More]|
|P2017-ND-166||Dec 15 2017||RS Energy Group Canada, Inc. and RS Energy Group, Inc.|
|Summary: An individual located in Africa gained unauthorized access to the email account of the... [More]|
|P2016-ND-69||Dec 23 2016||Real Estate Council of Alberta|
|Summary: During a system upgrade, a technical error occurred that allowed individual real estate... [More]|
|P2015-ND-79||Dec 23 2015||Auburn University|
|Summary: One of the organization's servers was compromised resulting in unauthorized access to personal... [More]|
|P2014-ND-55||Apr 15 2014||Heyrock Chartered Accountants|
|Summary: A USB (backup) drive was stolen from the organization's office. The drive contained sensitive... [More]|
|P2013-ND-52||May 20 2014||BPS Diamond Sports Corporation|
|Summary: Certain computer systems were hacked. The server was an asset of a company that had been purchased... [More]|
|P2012-ND-32||Jul 2 2013||Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada|
|Summary: Group benefits enrolment forms for 49 Alberta customers were mailed but never received. The forms... [More]|
|P2011-ND-042||Nov 1 2011||Personality Profile Solutions Inc.|
|Summary: The organization discovered that a hacker accessed the system of a third party web host. It also... [More]|
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