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

Colt Express Outsourcing Services, CNET Networks

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 23, 2008
geo: 
Walnut Creek , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

17241

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.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Weber Law Firm

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 15, 2008
geo: 
Houston , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Sheriff's deputies uncovered hundreds of people's personal financial files that had been discarded in a dumpster in northwest Houston. Box after box of records including personal financial records, documents with Social Security numbers, people's medical files and more were found in the dumpster.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 17, 2008
geo: 
Jacksonville , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

42,000

A backup computer-data tape containing employees' personal information, including Social Security numbers, was stolen recently. The backup data tape was stolen while being transported from a storage facility. The information on the tapes included names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and marital status, and in some cases bank-account information. Data for some employees' family members also were on the tape.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Facebook

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 28, 2008
geo: 
Palo Alto , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown 80 million Not added to total since the breach is not SSNs or financial account data.

Facebook accidentally publicly revealed personal information about its members, which could be useful to identity thieves. The full dates of birth of many of Facebook's 80 million active users were visible to others, even if the individual member had requested that the information remained confidential.

Source: 
Media

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