FairPoint Communications Inc.

Date Breach Made Public: 
April 20, 2009
Charlotte , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
4 400
Dataloss DB
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A worker's failure to abide by security precautions caused a portable data-storage device containing employee information to disappear. The device contained information for all current FairPoint employees and some former employees, or about 4,400 individuals in total. Such data may have included names, home addresses and phone numbers, Social Security numbers, birth dates and certain compensation and employment information.