Voxant.com

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 13, 2007
geo: 
Reston , VA
United States
Virginia US
Extra Info: 

 (703) 964-0696

Records Breached: 

4,500

The Voxant online ecommerce store server was hacked using what appeared to be a typical phishing scheme. The server is seperate from the primary business at www.voxant.com. The affected server was immediately taken offline and removed the offending phising pages. Encrypted credit card numbers could have been accessed during the incident. Although the credit card numbers were encrypted, the encryption key was not well protected.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Pfizer

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
September 4, 2007
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Extra Info: 

(866) 274-3891

Records Breached: 

34,000

A security breach may have caused employees' names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, bank account numbers, credit card information, signatures and other personal information to be publicly exposed. The breach occurred late last year when a Pfizer employee removed copies of confidential information from a Pfizer computer system without the company's knowledge or approval. Pfizer didn't become aware of the breach until July 10.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

AT&T

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 30, 2007
geo: 
San Antonio , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A laptop containing unencrypted personal data on current and former employees of the former AT&T Corp. was stolen recently from the car of an employee of a professional services firm doing work for the company. That theft prompted the company to notify an unspecified number of individuals about the potential compromise of their Social Security numbers, names and other personal details.

Source: 
Media

Monster.com

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 23, 2007
geo: 
Maynard , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Monster announced that the details of some 1.6 million job seekers had been stolen. Fewer than 5,000 of those 1.6 million users affected are based outside the United States. The information stolen was limited to names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, and no other details including bank account numbers were uploaded.

Source: 
Media

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

Pfizer, Axia Ltd.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 13, 2007
geo: 
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Extra Info: 

 (866) 274-3891

Records Breached: 

950

Axia Ltd. had notified Pfizer on June 14 of an incident in which two Pfizer laptops were stolen from a locked car. The laptops, which disappeared May 31 in Boston, included the names and Social Security numbers of health-care professionals who were providing or considering providing contract services for Pfizer, according to the letter.

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

Boeing

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 13, 2006
geo: 
Seattle , WA
United States
Washington US
Records Breached: 

382,000 current and former employees

In early December, a laptop was stolen from an employee's car. Files contained names, salary information, SSNs, home addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth of current and former employees.

UPDATE (12/14/06): Boeing fired the employee whose laptop was stolen.

UPDATE(1/26/07): The laptop was recovered.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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