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

Honeywell International

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

19,000

Personal information of current and former employees including Social Security numbers and bank account information was posted on an Internet Web site. It was not known whether this was the result of a malicious insider or an administrative error.  Current and former employees whose information was compromised were informed immediately and offered free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

FedEx

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 4, 2006
geo: 
Los Angeles , CA
United States
Extra Info: 

Up to 1,100 workers in Los Angeles and Orange Counties could be affected.

Records Breached: 

1,100

Eighty-five hundred W-2 forms including other workers' tax information such as Social Security numbers and salaries were sent out to employees. Fewer than 1,100 employees had their information exposed.  The company suspects that their internal processing center may have misaligned the forms and caused them to be cut in the wrong place. Workers were asked not to open their W-2s, but many had already done so before the notification. 

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

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

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

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

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