TurboTax

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 9, 2007
geo: 
San Diego , CA
United States
Extra Info: 

The location listed is the headquarters of TurboTax's developer Intuit Consumer Tax Group.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Using TurboTax online to access previous returns, a Nebraska woman was able to access tax returns for other Turbo Tax customers in different parts of the country. The returns contained personal information needed to e-file including bank account numbers with routing digits and Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Ceridian Corp.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 26, 2007
geo: 
Minneapolis , MN
United States
Records Breached: 

150

A former employee had data containing the personal information of employees including ID and bank-account data and then, accidentally posted it on a personal Web site.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Google Ads

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 27, 2007
geo: 
Mountain View , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Top sponsored Google ads linked to 20 popular search terms were found to install a malware program on users' computers to capture personal information and access online accounts for 100 different banks.

Source: 
Media

Caterpillar, Inc., SBA Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 27, 2007
geo: 
Peoria , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A laptop computer containing personal data of employees including Social Security numbers, banking information and addresses was stolen from a benefits consultant that works with the company.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Couriers on Demand

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 28, 2007
geo: 
Dallas , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

Hundreds

Personal information of job applicants was accidentally published to the Internet.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

IBM

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 15, 2007
geo: 
Armonk , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

2226

An unnamed IBM vendor lost computer tapes containing information on IBM employees -- mostly ex-workers -- including SSNs, dates of birth, and addresses. They went missing in transit frm a contractor's vehicle. At least 1468 New Hampshire and 758 Maine residents were affected, but the total number of affected individuals nationwide was not revealed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Alcatel-Lucent

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 18, 2007
geo: 
Murray Hill , NJ
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The telecom and networking equipment maker notified employees that a computer disk containing personal information was lost in transit to Aon Corp., another vendor. It contained names, addresses, SSNs, birth dates, and salary information of current and former employees.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Northwestern University

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 1, 2007
geo: 
Evanston , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

4,000

Files containing personal information of students and applicants were available online.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Pfizer

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 11, 2007
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
Extra Info: 

866-274-3891

Records Breached: 

17,000

Installation of certain file sharing software on a Pfizer laptop, exposed files containing names, Social Security numbers, addresses and bonus information of present and former Pfizer colleagues. Investigation revealed that certain files containing data were accessed and copied.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Hamburger Hamlet Restaurant

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 14, 2007
geo: 
Los Angeles , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

40

Former waitress made off with the credit or debit card numbers of at least half a dozen patrons - and possibly as many as 40. Already, about $16,300 in unauthorized charges have been linked to the scam.

Source: 
Media

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