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

DiscountDomainRegistry.com

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 7, 2006
geo: 
Brooklyn , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

thousands of domain name registrations

Domain name registrants' personal information including user names, passwords and credit card numbers was accessible online.  The information may have been exposed online for four months.

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

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

Merlin Information Services

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 28, 2005
geo: 
Kalispell , MT
United States
Montana US
Records Breached: 

5,875

An individual fraudulently obtained personal information about thousands of victims from Merlin Information Services and used that information to commit identity theft by opening up credit card accounts. He posed as a private investigator, thus giving Merlin the impression that he was a legitimate user of their services. He conducted at least 1,873 queries through the Merlin system to obtain information on approximately 5,875 people.

Source: 
Media

Time Warner, Iron Mountain Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 2, 2005
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

600,000

Backup tapes containing the personal information of current and former employees from as far back as 1986 was lost or stolen during shipping. An 800 number was set up to answer questions and provide free credit monitoring for one year.

UPDATE (5/3/2005): A contractor named Iron Mountain Inc. lost the tapes during shipping. 

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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