Boeing

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 21, 2006
geo: 
Seattle , WA
United States
Washington US
Records Breached: 

3,600 current and former employees

A laptop was taken from a Boeing human resources employee at Sea-Tac airport. It contained Social Security numbers and other personal information, including personnel information from the 2000 acquisition of Hughes Space and Communications.

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

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

General Electric (GE)

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 25, 2006
geo: 
Fairfield , CT
United States
Connecticut US
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

Whistle Junction restaurant

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 15, 2006
geo: 
Orlando , FL
United States
Florida US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Personnel files of employees of the now-closed restaurant were found in a nearby Dumpster. Papers included names and SSNs of former employees,

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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

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