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

Parisexposed.com

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 18, 2007
geo: 
Bellevue , WA
United States
Records Breached: 

750

Investigation by The Smoking Gun Web site said that by changing a few characters on the web page URL it was possible to see the subscriber's name, email address, password, phone number, mailing address and credit card number.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

American Airlines

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 20, 2007
geo: 
Fort Worth , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

365

Personal information including Social Security numbers of pilots and other employees at American Airlines, including the chief executive, was exposed on a company Web site.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

News accounts are not clear as to source, but thought to be a realty office

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 2, 2007
geo: 
Las Vegas , NV
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

About 40 boxes of financial paperwork, thought to be from loan applications, was found in a dumpster. One of the boxes visible to news reporters was said to contain paperwork with bank account details, photocopies of driver's licenses, SSNs and other private information.

Source: 
Media

Lake County residents and Major League Baseball players

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 20, 2006
geo: 
Northbrook , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

27 residents of Lake County, 90 Major League Baseball players

A Chicago man apparently removed documents from a trash bin outside SFX Baseball Inc., a sports agency that deals with Major League Baseball. Some current and former MLB players and county residents were affected.He used information from the documents to commit identity theft. Information found during a search of the thief's home included SSNs, dates of birth, canceled paychecks, obituaries, and infant death records.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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