Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
November 11, 2006
geo: 
Oklahoma City , OK
United States
Oklahoma US
Extra Info: 

1-888-222-8086

Records Breached: 

Unknown

The names and Social Security numbers of Hertz employees dating back to 2002 were discovered on the home computer of a former employee.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Hancock Askew & Co.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 27, 2006
geo: 
Savannah , GA
United States
Georgia US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

On October 5, 2006, a laptop computer containing 401(k) information for employees of at least one company (Atlantic Plastics, Inc.) was stolen from accounting firm Hancock Askew.

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

T-Mobile USA Inc.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
October 14, 2006
geo: 
Bellvue , WA
United States
Washington US
Records Breached: 

43,000 current and former employees

A laptop computer holding personally identifiable information of approximately 43,000 current and former T-Mobile employees disappeared from a T-Mobile employee's checked luggage. T-Mobile has reportedly sent letters to all those affected. The data are believed to include names, addresses, SSNs, dates of birth and compensation information.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Segal Group of New York, via a Vermont state agency website

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 8, 2006
geo: 
Montpelier , VT
United States
Vermont US
Records Breached: 

1,100

Names and SSNs of several hundred physicians, psychologists and other health care providers were mistakenly posted online by Segal Group, a contractor hired by the state to put its health management contract out for bid. The information was posted from May 12 to June 19. It was discovered when a doctor found her own SSN online.  A Vermont state agency used to call for bids on state contracts was involved.  

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

Lake County residents and Major League Baseball players

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 20, 2006
geo: 
Northbrook , IL
United States
Illinois US
Records Breached: 

27 residents of Lake County, 90 Major League Baseball players

A Chicago man apparently removed documents from a trash bin outside SFX Baseball Inc., a sports agency that deals with Major League Baseball. Some current and former MLB players and county residents were affected.He used information from the documents to commit identity theft. Information found during a search of the thief's home included SSNs, dates of birth, canceled paychecks, obituaries, and infant death records.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

Google Ads

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 27, 2007
geo: 
Mountain View , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Top sponsored Google ads linked to 20 popular search terms were found to install a malware program on users' computers to capture personal information and access online accounts for 100 different banks.

Source: 
Media

Ceridian Corp.

Type of breach: 
Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 26, 2007
geo: 
Minneapolis , MN
United States
Minnesota US
Records Breached: 

150

A former employee had data containing the personal information of employees including ID and bank-account data and then, accidentally posted it on a personal Web site.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

TurboTax

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 9, 2007
geo: 
San Diego , CA
United States
California US
Extra Info: 

The location listed is the headquarters of TurboTax's developer Intuit Consumer Tax Group.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Using TurboTax online to access previous returns, a Nebraska woman was able to access tax returns for other Turbo Tax customers in different parts of the country. The returns contained personal information needed to e-file including bank account numbers with routing digits and Social Security numbers.

Source: 
Dataloss DB

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