Armstrong World Industries, Deloitte & Touche

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 25, 2006
geo: 
Lancaster County , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Records Breached: 

12,000

A laptop containing personal information of current and former employers was stolen. The computer was in the possession of the company's auditor, Deloitte & Touche. Data included names, home addresses, phone numbers, SSNs, employee ID numbers, salary data, and bank account numbers of employees who have their checks directly deposited.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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

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

Telesource via Veksta

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 11, 2006
geo: 
Indianapolis , IN
United States
Indiana US
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
California US
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: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 31, 2006
geo: 
Canton , OH
United States
Ohio US
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
California US
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

PortTix

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 26, 2006
geo: 
Portland , ME
United States
Maine US
Records Breached: 

2,000

Credit card information for about 2,000 people who ordered tickets online through PortTix was accessed by someone who hacked into the Web site. PortTix is Merrill Auditorium's ticketing agency. The Web site was secured as of Aug. 24.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Dominion Resources

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 25, 2006
geo: 
Richmond , VA
United States
Virginia US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Two laptops containing employee information were stolen earlier in August. It was not clear what type of data were included. No customer records were on the computers. Dominion operates a gas and electric energy distribution company.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Chevron

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 16, 2006
geo: 
San Ramon , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Total employees affected is unclear. Nearly half of Chevron's 59,000 workers are from North America, but it is not known if that number includes employees from Canada.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Chevron informed its U.S. workers on Aug. 14 that a laptop was stolen from an employee of an independent public accounting firm who was auditing its benefits plans. The theft apparently occurred Aug. 5. Files contained SSNs and sensitive information related to health and disability plans.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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