Electronic Data Systems

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 7, 2007
geo: 
Montgomery , AL
United States
Alabama US
Records Breached: 

498

A former employee was arrested this week for allegedly trafficking in stolen identities she received through her work with the company. She obtained the names and identifying information of 498 Alabama Medicaid recipients and subsequently sold 50 of those identities.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Not Your Average Joe's

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 24, 2007
geo: 
Dartmouth , MA
United States
Massachusetts US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Massachusetts restaurants were targeted by an individual or individuals seeking to illegally obtain credit card data. The data that was compromised included credit card numbers, expiration date and name associated with the card.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Administaff Inc.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 16, 2007
geo: 
Houston , TX
United States
Texas US
Records Breached: 

159,000

Current and former workers personal data may be compromised because of a stolen laptop. The data wasn't encrypted when it was stored on the portable computer, which is password-protected. Data stored on the laptop included names, addresses and Social Security numbers for most employees paid by Administaff in 2006.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Wheels Inc., Pfizer

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 10, 2007
geo: 
Des Plaines , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

1,800 + 23 Not included in Total because it is not clear if SSNs were exposed.

The spouses and domestic partners of about 1,800 Pfizer employees, including 23 from Connecticut, learned late last month about a data breach at Wheels Inc., which provides cars to the company, mostly for use by its sales force. The breach at Wheels, first reported by the Pharmalot Web site, released onto the Internet names, addresses, birth dates and driver's license numbers, but not Social Security numbers, according to the company.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Semtech

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 8, 2007
geo: 
Camarillo , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

A laptop computer and other personal belongings were stolen from one of Semtech's vendors. The computer was not stolen from a Semtech facility, but may have contained computerized data relating to Semtech employees. Semtech declined to provide further details of the incident, such as what personal employee data may have been put at risk, when the theft happened or how long it took the company to inform its workers of the potential breach.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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

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