Merlin Information Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 28, 2005
geo: 
Kalispell , MT
United States
Records Breached: 

5,875

An individual fraudulently obtained personal information about thousands of victims from Merlin Information Services and used that information to commit identity theft by opening up credit card accounts. He posed as a private investigator, thus giving Merlin the impression that he was a legitimate user of their services. He conducted at least 1,873 queries through the Merlin system to obtain information on approximately 5,875 people.

Source: 
Media

Motorola

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 30, 2005
geo: 
Schaumburg , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Two computers were stolen from third party vendor Affiliated Computer Services (ACS).  They had security safeguards and contained names and Social Security numbers of Motorola employees.  Motorola notified affected staff by email and offered fraud insurance coverage.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Eastman Kodak

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 22, 2005
geo: 
Rochester , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

5,800

A password-protected laptop containing former employee names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and benefits information was stolen from a consultant's car trunk. The consulting company has been identified as Hewitt Associates. Kodak sent letters and offered one-year of credit monitoring services and identity theft insurance covering up to $50,000 in fraud.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Boeing

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 19, 2005
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

161,000

A laptop containing names, Social Security numbers, bank account information and other human resources data was stolen.  Affected current and former employees were notified.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Guidance Software, Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 20, 2005
geo: 
Pasadena , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

3,800

A hacked database exposed credit card numbers of law enforcement officials and network security professionals.  The company is a leading provider of software used to diagnose hacked attacks.

UPDATE (4/3/07): The FTC came to a settlement agreement and final consent order against Guidance Software.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Ford Motor Co.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 22, 2005
geo: 
Dearborn , MI
United States
Records Breached: 

70,000

A computer containing names and Social Security numbers of current and former employees was stolen.  Ford alerted those who were affected and offered to pay for their credit monitoring services.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

H&R Block

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 2, 2006
geo: 
Kansas City , MO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

H&R Block included Social Security numbers in a 40-digit number string on mailing labels.  Affected individuals were contacted.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Indiana University, University Place Conference Center & Hotel

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 20, 2006
geo: 
Indianapolis , IN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The computer housing the reservations data base was compromised. Data included credit card account numbers and names.

Source: 
Security Breach Letter

Boston Globe (The New York Times Company) and The Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 31, 2006
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Records Breached: 

240,000

Recycled paper used in wrapping newspaper bundles for distribution turned out to contain credit and debit card information along with routing information for personal checks of subscribers.

 

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 1, 2006
geo: 
Durham , NC
United States
Records Breached: 

629

Social Security numbers of members were printed on the mailing labels of envelopes with information about a new insurance plan.  Those who were affected were contacted immediately.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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