Ernst & Young

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 13, 2006
New York , NY
United States
New York US

Additional locations: Throughout the US and UK

38,000 BP employee in U.S. In addition to Sun, Cisco and IBM employees.

Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
38 000
Security Breach Letter
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A laptop containing the names, dates of birth, genders, family sizes, Social Security numbers and tax identifiers for current and previous IBM, Sun Microsystems, Cisco, Nokia and BP employees was stolen from a locked car. While Ernst and Young waited until pressured to inform a majority of those affected about the breach, at least one CEO from the affected companies was contacted immediately.