American Online (AOL)

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 6, 2006
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Extra Info: 

Other locations: nationwide

Records Breached: 

650,000 (Unknown number of high-risk personal records)

In late July AOL posted on a public web site data on 20 million web queries from 650,000 users. Some search records exposed SSNs, credit card numbers, or other pieces of sensitive information.

UPDATE (9/26/06): Three individuals whose data were exposed have filed a lawsuit against AOL.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Toyota

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 4, 2006
geo: 
San Antonio , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

1,500

Laptop belonging to contractor and containing personal information of job applicants and employees of a Toyota plant was stolen. Data included names and SSNs.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

CoreLogic for ComUnity Lending

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 31, 2006
geo: 
Sacramento , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

(877) 510-3700, identityprotection@corelogic.com. Exact date in August 2006 unknown.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

In early August, CoreLogic notified customers of ComUnity Lending that a computer with customers' data was stolen from its office. Data included names, SSNs, and property addresses related to an existing or anticipated mortgage loan.

Source: 
Security Breach Letter

Cablevision Systems Corp., ACS, FedEx

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 25, 2006
geo: 
Bethpage , NY
United States
New York US
Extra Info: 

Additional locations: Dallas, TX, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York

Records Breached: 

13,700 current and former employees

A tape en route to the company's 401(k) plan record-keeper ACS was lost when shipped by FedEx to Dallas, TX. No customer data was on the tape.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Con Edison

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 1, 2006
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

15,000 Con Edison employees

Con Edison shipped two cartridge tapes to JPMorgan Chase in upstate Binghamton so it could input data on behalf of the NY Dept. of Taxation and Finance. One tape was apparently lost and contained employees' W-2 data, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, taxes paid and salaries.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Ernst & Young

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 13, 2006
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Extra Info: 

Additional locations: Throughout the US and UK

38,000 BP employee in U.S. In addition to Sun, Cisco and IBM employees.

Records Breached: 

38,000

A laptop containing the names, dates of birth, genders, family sizes, Social Security numbers and tax identifiers for current and previous IBM, Sun Microsystems, Cisco, Nokia and BP employees was stolen from a locked car. While Ernst and Young waited until pressured to inform a majority of those affected about the breach, at least one CEO from the affected companies was contacted immediately.

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
California US
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

Boeing

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 19, 2005
geo: 
Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

161,000

A laptop containing names, Social Security numbers, bank account information and other human resources data was stolen.  Affected current and former employees were notified.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Eastman Kodak

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 22, 2005
geo: 
Rochester , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

5,800

A password-protected laptop containing former employee names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and benefits information was stolen from a consultant's car trunk. The consulting company has been identified as Hewitt Associates. Kodak sent letters and offered one-year of credit monitoring services and identity theft insurance covering up to $50,000 in fraud.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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
Illinois US
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

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