Harmony Information Systems

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 24, 2008
geo: 
Madison , WI
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A computer program housing personal information about Wisconsin seniors and disabled people had a significant security hole. A senior center volunteer in McFarland said he could see hundreds of files of people's private information from across the country in the system run by Virginia-based Harmony Information Systems. The information is entered into an electronic record that includes the person's name and Social Security number.

Source: 
Media

Collections Lawyers Pellegrino & Feldstein

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 24, 2008
geo: 
Denville , NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

530

Consumer information somehow escaped the New Jersey law offices and ended up posted on several websites. The Liberty Coalition discovered cached versions of an Excel file that contained the full names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, account numbers, and financial information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 14, 2009
geo: 
Dallas , TX
United States
Extra Info: 

(800) 733-0085

Records Breached: 

Unknown

A former employee emailed himself (to personal email account) a spreadsheet of employee names, addresses, empolyee identification numbers, birth dates, starting dates, retirement dates and Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Continental Airlines

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 13, 2009
geo: 
Neward , NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

230

A laptop containing fingerprints, Social Security numbers, names, addresses, was stolen from a locked Newark office.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Innodata Isogen, Inc.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 13, 2009
geo: 
Hackensack , NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Laptop stolen from an employee's car contained names, addresses, Social Security numbers of current and former employees.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Genica, Geeks.com

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 7, 2009
geo: 
Oceanside , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Genica dba Geeks.com (Genica) recently discovered that customer information, including Visa credit card information, may have been compromised. In particular, it is possible that an unauthorized person may be in possession of your names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, credit card numbers, expiration dates, and card verification numbers. They are still investigating the details of this incident, but it appears that

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Pulte Homes Las Vegas Division

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 25, 2008
geo: 
Las Vegas , NV
United States
Records Breached: 

16,000

A box containing computer backup tapes was stolen. Computer tapes holding private customer information including names, addresses, driver's license numbers and financial account numbers were stolen from a Pulte Homes office in Las Vegas.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

B.J. Accessories and Tax Preparation

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 21, 2008
geo: 
New Bern , NC
United States
Records Breached: 

70

A computer was stolen containing identity information on about 70 people. Information on the computer may have had Social Security Numbers on it.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Law office of former Texas attorney

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 20, 2008
geo: 
Rio Grande Valley , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

627

An individual purchased a used computer and memory stick from a pawn shop. He discovered sensitive information on the computer and traced it to the law office of a Texas attorney who no longer practices law. The attorney, Aaron Pena, Jr., is now a Texas State Representative. His spokesperson told news sources that the computer's hard drive had been wiped before the machine was donated to charity. The news team visited other pawn shops and found

Source: 
Media

Express Scripts

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 6, 2008
geo: 
St. Louis , MO
United States
Records Breached: 

700000

Express Scripts has received a letter demanding money from the company under the threat of exposing records of millions of patients. The letter, included personal information on 75 people covered by Express Scripts, including birth dates, Social Security numbers and prescription information. Express manages prescription benefits for roughly 50 million people.

UPDATE 10/1/09: Express Scripts notified about 700,000 consumers that their records may have been breached.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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