General Motors (GM)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 14, 2006
geo: 
Detroit , MI
United States
Michigan US
Records Breached: 

100

A former security guard kept Social Security numbers of co-workers to perpetrate identity theft. The disgruntled former employee sent harassing emails to employees after gaining access to personal information including the types of cars they drove.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Verizon Communications

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 8, 2006
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Two laptops containing employees' personal information including Social Security numbers were stolen.  Verizon is offering affected employees free use of a credit monitoring service.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Deloitte & Touche, McAfee

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 23, 2006
Extra Info: 

Deloitte & Touche is an international organization with multiple locations throughout the United States.

Records Breached: 

9,290

An external auditor lost a CD with names, Social Security numbers and stock holdings in McAfee of current and former McAfee employees.  Three thousand current employees and 6,000 former employees were affected.  Current and former employees received two years of free credit monitoring services from Equifax.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Honeywell International

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 31, 2006
geo: 
Morristown , NJ
United States
New Jersey US
Records Breached: 

19,000

Personal information of current and former employees including Social Security numbers and bank account information was posted on an Internet Web site. It was not known whether this was the result of a malicious insider or an administrative error.  Current and former employees whose information was compromised were informed immediately and offered free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

FedEx

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 4, 2006
geo: 
Los Angeles , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

Up to 1,100 workers in Los Angeles and Orange Counties could be affected.

Records Breached: 

1,100

Eighty-five hundred W-2 forms including other workers' tax information such as Social Security numbers and salaries were sent out to employees. Fewer than 1,100 employees had their information exposed.  The company suspects that their internal processing center may have misaligned the forms and caused them to be cut in the wrong place. Workers were asked not to open their W-2s, but many had already done so before the notification. 

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 1, 2006
geo: 
Durham , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Records Breached: 

629

Social Security numbers of members were printed on the mailing labels of envelopes with information about a new insurance plan.  Those who were affected were contacted immediately.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Boston Globe (The New York Times Company) and The Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
January 31, 2006
geo: 
Boston , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

240,000

Recycled paper used in wrapping newspaper bundles for distribution turned out to contain credit and debit card information along with routing information for personal checks of subscribers.

 

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC)

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 12, 2005
geo: 
San Diego , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

45,000 employees

On January 25 thieves broke into a SAIC facility and stole computers containing personal information of past and current employees. Stolen information included names, Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers and records of financial transactions.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

LimeWire

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 26, 2006
geo: 
Denver , CO
United States
Colorado US
Records Breached: 

75

The Denver Police Dept. reports that LimeWire's file-sharing program was exploited to access personal and financial information from approximately 75 different individual and business account names from all over the country. The information, which included tax records, bank account information, online bill paying records and other material, appears to have been stolen directly from computers that were using LimeWire's filesharing software program.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

A.J. Falciani Realty Company

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 16, 2007
geo: 
Vineland , NJ
United States
New Jersey US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Computers containing the personal information of between 500 to 1,000 clients of A.J. Falciani Realty Company were taken in a burglary. Many of the stolen computers stored the names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, telephone numbers and other information on the company's clients.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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