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

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

Time Warner, Iron Mountain Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 2, 2005
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

600,000

Backup tapes containing the personal information of current and former employees from as far back as 1986 was lost or stolen during shipping. An 800 number was set up to answer questions and provide free credit monitoring for one year.

UPDATE (5/3/2005): A contractor named Iron Mountain Inc. lost the tapes during shipping. 

Source: 
Dataloss DB

MCI

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 5, 2005
geo: 
Colorado Springs , CO
United States
Records Breached: 

16,500

A laptop containing names and Social Security numbers of current and former employees was stolen from the car trunk of an MCI financial analyst.  An MCI spokesperson stated that MCI would continue its policy of allowing laptops to be taken home by employees and will evaluate new security technologies.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

LexisNexis

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 10, 2005
geo: 
Dayton , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

310000

Unauthorized individuals used IDs and passwords of legitimate customers to obtain consumers' Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, and names and addresses. Most of the breaches were at the company's subsidiary Seisint Inc., based in Florida.

UPDATE (4/12/05) An internal investigation at LexisNexis has uncovered evidence that an additional 280,000 records may have been involved in this breach, increasing the total from 30,000 to 310,000.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

ChoicePoint

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 15, 2005
geo: 
Alpharetta , GA
United States
Records Breached: 

163,000

Fraudsters who presented themselves as legitimate ChoicePoint customers purchased data profiles from ChoicePoint on individuals and used that data to commit identity theft. The initial number of affected records was estimated at 145,000 but was later revised to 163,000.

Source: 
Security Breach Letter

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

Verizon Communications

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 8, 2006
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Two laptops containing employees' personal information including Social Security numbers were stolen.  Verizon is offering affected employees free use of a credit monitoring service.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Deloitte & Touche, McAfee

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 23, 2006
Extra Info: 

Deloitte & Touche is an international organization with multiple locations throughout the United States.

Records Breached: 

9,290

An external auditor lost a CD with names, Social Security numbers and stock holdings in McAfee of current and former McAfee employees.  Three thousand current employees and 6,000 former employees were affected.  Current and former employees received two years of free credit monitoring services from Equifax.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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