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

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

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

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

H&R Block

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 22, 2005
geo: 
Kansas City , MO
United States
Missouri US
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Many past and present customers received unsolicited copies of the program TaxCut that displayed their Social Security numbers on the outside, embedded in a lengthy string of code.

Source: 
Security Breach Letter

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