Idaho Power Company

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 4, 2006
geo: 
Boise , ID
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Four company hard drives were sold on eBay containing hundreds of thousands of confidential company documents, employee names and Social Security numbers, and confidential memos to the company's CEO.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Boeing

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 21, 2006
geo: 
Seattle , WA
United States
Records Breached: 

3,600 current and former employees

A laptop was taken from a Boeing human resources employee at Sea-Tac airport. It contained Social Security numbers and other personal information, including personnel information from the 2000 acquisition of Hughes Space and Communications.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

NewTech Imaging

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 14, 2006
geo: 
Honolulu , HI
United States
Records Breached: 

40,000

Records containing the names, Social Security numbers and birth dates of more than 40,000 members of Voluntary Employees Benefit Association of Hawaii were illegally reproduced at a copying business before they were to be put onto a compact disc for the State. Police later found the data on a computer

Source: 
Dataloss DB

DiscountDomainRegistry.com

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 7, 2006
geo: 
Brooklyn , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

thousands of domain name registrations

Domain name registrants' personal information including user names, passwords and credit card numbers was accessible online.  The information may have been exposed online for four months.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Con Edison

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 1, 2006
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

15,000 Con Edison employees

Con Edison shipped two cartridge tapes to JPMorgan Chase in upstate Binghamton so it could input data on behalf of the NY Dept. of Taxation and Finance. One tape was apparently lost and contained employees' W-2 data, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, taxes paid and salaries.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Ernst & Young

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 13, 2006
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Extra Info: 

Additional locations: Throughout the US and UK

38,000 BP employee in U.S. In addition to Sun, Cisco and IBM employees.

Records Breached: 

38,000

A laptop containing the names, dates of birth, genders, family sizes, Social Security numbers and tax identifiers for current and previous IBM, Sun Microsystems, Cisco, Nokia and BP employees was stolen from a locked car. While Ernst and Young waited until pressured to inform a majority of those affected about the breach, at least one CEO from the affected companies was contacted immediately.

Source: 
Security Breach Letter

Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 17, 2006
geo: 
Roseland , NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

80

Personal and payroll information of workers were intended to be faxed between ADP offices and were mistakenly sent to a third party.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

AAAAA Rent-A-Space

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 26, 2006
geo: 
Colma , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

13,000

Customer's account information including name, address, credit card, and Social Security number was easily accessible due to a security gap in AAAAA's online payment system.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Chevron

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 16, 2006
geo: 
San Ramon , CA
United States
Extra Info: 

Total employees affected is unclear. Nearly half of Chevron's 59,000 workers are from North America, but it is not known if that number includes employees from Canada.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Chevron informed its U.S. workers on Aug. 14 that a laptop was stolen from an employee of an independent public accounting firm who was auditing its benefits plans. The theft apparently occurred Aug. 5. Files contained SSNs and sensitive information related to health and disability plans.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

American Online (AOL)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 6, 2006
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Extra Info: 

Other locations: nationwide

Records Breached: 

650,000 (Unknown number of high-risk personal records)

In late July AOL posted on a public web site data on 20 million web queries from 650,000 users. Some search records exposed SSNs, credit card numbers, or other pieces of sensitive information.

UPDATE (9/26/06): Three individuals whose data were exposed have filed a lawsuit against AOL.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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