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Type of breach: 
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Date Breach Made Public: 
January 18, 2007
geo: 
Charleston , SC
United States
Records Breached: 

2,700

A computer was stolen from one of the home builder's offices. It likely contained names, addresses, and SSNs of people who had visited the sales office for Foxbank Plantation in Berkeley County near Charleston.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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

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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

LimeWire

Type of breach: 
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Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 26, 2006
geo: 
Denver , CO
United States
Records Breached: 

75

The Denver Police Dept. reports that LimeWire's file-sharing program was exploited to access personal and financial information from approximately 75 different individual and business account names from all over the country. The information, which included tax records, bank account information, online bill paying records and other material, appears to have been stolen directly from computers that were using LimeWire's filesharing software program.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

T-Mobile USA Inc.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 14, 2006
geo: 
Bellvue , WA
United States
Records Breached: 

43,000 current and former employees

A laptop computer holding personally identifiable information of approximately 43,000 current and former T-Mobile employees disappeared from a T-Mobile employee's checked luggage. T-Mobile has reportedly sent letters to all those affected. The data are believed to include names, addresses, SSNs, dates of birth and compensation information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

General Electric (GE)

Type of breach: 
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Date Breach Made Public: 
September 25, 2006
geo: 
Fairfield , CT
United States
Records Breached: 

50,000 employees

An employee's laptop computer holding the names and Social Security numbers of approximately 50,000 current and former GE employees was stolen from a locked hotel room while he was traveling for business.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Whistle Junction restaurant

Type of breach: 
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Date Breach Made Public: 
September 15, 2006
geo: 
Orlando , FL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Personnel files of employees of the now-closed restaurant were found in a nearby Dumpster. Papers included names and SSNs of former employees,

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Telesource via Veksta

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Date Breach Made Public: 
September 11, 2006
geo: 
Indianapolis , IN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Employees discovered their personnel files in a Dumpster after the company had been bought out by another company Vekstar. The files were discarded when the office was being cleaned out and shut down. Files contained SSNs, dates of birth and photocopies of SSN cards and driver's licenses.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Linden Lab, Second Life

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 8, 2006
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On Sept. 6, Linden Lab discovered that a hacker accessed its Second Life database through web servers. The affected data included unencrypted account names, real life names, and contact information, plus encrypted account passwords and payment information. Second Life is a 3-D virtual world.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Diebold, Inc., GE Capital

Type of organization: 
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Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 31, 2006
geo: 
Canton , OH
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

An employee's laptop was stolen containing employee information, including name, SSN, and if applicable, corporate credit card number.

Source: 
Security Breach Letter

AT&T via vendor that operates an order processing computer

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 29, 2006
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

19,000

Computer hackers accessed credit card account data and other personal information of customers who purchased DSL equipment from AT&T's online store. The company is notifying fewer than 19,000 customers.

UPDATE (9/1/06). The breach was followed by a bogus phishing e-mail to those customers that attempted to trick them into revealing more info such as SSN and birthdate -- essential for crime of identity theft.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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