Colt Express Outsourcing Services, CNET Networks

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 23, 2008
Walnut Creek , CA
United States
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Breach Total Number: 
17 241
Dataloss DB
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Burglars stole computer systems from the offices of the company that administers the Internet publisher's benefit plans. The computers contained names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and employment information of the beneficiaries of CNET's health insurance plans. CNET was only one of several clients affected.

UPDATE (8/26/08): Among the companies whose staffers have been exposed by the Colt break-in in Walnut Creek, California: Google, Bebe Stores, Alston & Bird, and the California Bankers Assn.