Pfizer

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 11, 2007
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Extra Info: 

866-274-3891

Records Breached: 

17,000

Installation of certain file sharing software on a Pfizer laptop, exposed files containing names, Social Security numbers, addresses and bonus information of present and former Pfizer colleagues. Investigation revealed that certain files containing data were accessed and copied.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Northwestern University

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 1, 2007
geo: 
Evanston , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

4,000

Files containing personal information of students and applicants were available online.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Alcatel-Lucent

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 18, 2007
geo: 
Murray Hill , NJ
United States
New Jersey US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The telecom and networking equipment maker notified employees that a computer disk containing personal information was lost in transit to Aon Corp., another vendor. It contained names, addresses, SSNs, birth dates, and salary information of current and former employees.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

IBM

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 15, 2007
geo: 
Armonk , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

2226

An unnamed IBM vendor lost computer tapes containing information on IBM employees -- mostly ex-workers -- including SSNs, dates of birth, and addresses. They went missing in transit frm a contractor's vehicle. At least 1468 New Hampshire and 758 Maine residents were affected, but the total number of affected individuals nationwide was not revealed.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Couriers on Demand

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 28, 2007
geo: 
Dallas , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

Hundreds

Personal information of job applicants was accidentally published to the Internet.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Caterpillar, Inc., SBA Inc.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 27, 2007
geo: 
Peoria , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A laptop computer containing personal data of employees including Social Security numbers, banking information and addresses was stolen from a benefits consultant that works with the company.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Google Ads

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 27, 2007
geo: 
Mountain View , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Top sponsored Google ads linked to 20 popular search terms were found to install a malware program on users' computers to capture personal information and access online accounts for 100 different banks.

Source: 
Media

American Airlines

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 20, 2007
geo: 
Fort Worth , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

365

Personal information including Social Security numbers of pilots and other employees at American Airlines, including the chief executive, was exposed on a company Web site.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Disney Movie Club, Alta Resources, McNeil-PPC Inc

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 11, 2007
geo: 
Neenah , WI
United States
Wisconsin US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A contract employee stole an unknown number of credit card numbers. Credit-card information was sold by an employee of a Disney contractor to a federal agent as part of an undercover sting operation.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 21, 2007
geo: 
Charleston , WV
United States
West Virginia US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Every barber and cosmetologist licensed in the state of West Virginia since 1986 could now potentially be a victim of identity theft. Someone broke into the second floor office of the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists and stole a safe. The director of the agency says the safe contains the personal information of thousands of hair dressers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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