General Electric (GE)

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
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

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

LimeWire

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
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

Hancock Askew & Co.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 27, 2006
geo: 
Savannah , GA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On October 5, 2006, a laptop computer containing 401(k) information for employees of at least one company (Atlantic Plastics, Inc.) was stolen from accounting firm Hancock Askew.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 11, 2006
geo: 
Oklahoma City , OK
United States
Extra Info: 

1-888-222-8086

Records Breached: 

Unknown

The names and Social Security numbers of Hertz employees dating back to 2002 were discovered on the home computer of a former employee.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Greater Media, Inc.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 2, 2006
geo: 
Philadelphia , PA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A laptop computer containing the Social Security numbers of the radio broadcasting company's current and former employees was stolen from their Philadelphia offices.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Compulinx

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 2, 2006
geo: 
White Plains , NY
United States
Records Breached: 

Up to 50 Compulinx employees

The CEO of Compulinx was arrested for fraudulently using employees' names, addresses, Social Security numbers and other personal information for credit purposes. (It is unclear whether customers' data was also used).

Source: 
Media

Several Joliet area motels

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 3, 2006
geo: 
Joliet , IL
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Motel owners and employees allegedly stole and sold customers' credit card numbers.

Source: 
Media

KSL Services, Inc.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 10, 2006
geo: 
Los Alamos , NM
United States
Records Breached: 

Approximately 1,000

A disk containing the personal information of approximately 1,000 KSL employees is missing. KSL is a contractor for Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

H&R Block

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 22, 2005
geo: 
Kansas City , MO
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Many past and present customers received unsolicited copies of the program TaxCut that displayed their Social Security numbers on the outside, embedded in a lengthy string of code.

Source: 
Security Breach Letter

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