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

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

NewTech Imaging

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 14, 2006
geo: 
Honolulu , HI
United States
Hawaii US
Records Breached: 

40,000

Records containing the names, Social Security numbers and birth dates of more than 40,000 members of Voluntary Employees Benefit Association of Hawaii were illegally reproduced at a copying business before they were to be put onto a compact disc for the State. Police later found the data on a computer

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

Ford Motor Co.

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 22, 2005
geo: 
Dearborn , MI
United States
Michigan US
Records Breached: 

70,000

A computer containing names and Social Security numbers of current and former employees was stolen.  Ford alerted those who were affected and offered to pay for their credit monitoring services.

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

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