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

Hough, MacAdam & Wartnik

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 28, 2008
geo: 
North Bend , OR
United States
Records Breached: 

500

A notebook computer was stolen from a locked vehicle. The notebook's hard drive may have contained names, Social Security numbers, and other personal information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

International Visa Service

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 6, 2008
geo: 
Atlanta , GA
United States
Records Breached: 

1,000

An employee has been arrested and charged with stealing the personal information of people who were applying for a passport and sold the identities on the black market.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Northeast Security

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 6, 2008
geo: 
West Haven , MA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

News Channel 8 found Social Security numbers, bank account numbers and even canceled checks inside a dumpster. The files appear to belong to Northeast Security, a subcontractor for Safe Home Security, based out of Rocky Hill. Northeast Security recently moved out of a West Haven storefront, and it seems they left their clients personal information behind.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

SAIC

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 7, 2008
geo: 
MD
United States
Extra Info: 

The breach appears to have occurred somewhere in Maryland.  Please call (877) 277-8001 for more information.

Records Breached: 

4,690

SAIC stockholders are at risk of identity theft after a box of magnetic backup tapes went missing. The tapes contained names, addresses, Social Security numbers, stock account information, transaction activity and possibly bank account numbers for current or former shareholders.

Source: 
Media

Pfizer

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 12, 2008
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Extra Info: 

(866) 274-3891

Records Breached: 

13,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

About 13,000 employees at Pfizer Inc., including about 5,000 from Connecticut, had their personal information compromised when a company laptop and flash drive were stolen. No Social Security numbers were on the laptop, but names, home addresses, home telephone numbers, employee ID numbers, positions and salaries were possibly compromised.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

AT&T

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 22, 2008
geo: 
San Antonio , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A laptop was stolen from the car of an employee. The data on the computer was not encrypted -- a violation of company policy -- and included names, Social Security numbers and in some cases, salary and bonus information.

Source: 
Security Breach Letter

Wheeler's Moving Company

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 10, 2008
geo: 
Boca Raton , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Personal files with tax information, Social Security numbers and license numbers, were found in a Boca Raton dumpster.

Source: 
Media

Petroleum Wholesale

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 19, 2008
geo: 
Houston , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The company dumped hundreds of records in a publicly accessible trash container outside its former headquarters. The records included receipts with customers' names and full credit or debit card numbers, including expiration dates. The records also included returned checks and forms containing customers' names and bank routing, driver's license and Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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