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May 12, 2008 • Issue 08:05:01


Breaches across America

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Here is just the tip of the data breach iceberg threatening to sink the networks upon which the payments industry depends.

    1. West Coast:

    Seattle, April 21, 2006 - 3,600 current and former Boeing employee files stolen along with laptop storing them. Oregon

    Prineville, March 6, 2008 - 11,500 records of individuals who donated to Cascade Healthcare Community may have been exposed by computer virus.

    San Francisco, Sept. 28, 2007 - 800,000 job applicants' information stolen from Gap Inc.

    Los Angeles, Dec. 12, 2006 - 800,000 files hacked at University of California, Los Angeles.

    2. Mountain States:

    Great Falls, Jan. 30, 2008 - 226,000 names and Social Security numbers hacked from financial services company Davidson Companies.

    Arvada, Feb. 11, 2008 - 2,900 files stolen along with personal laptop belonging to Jefferson County Public Schools special education technician.

    3. Southwest:

    Tucson, Sept. 21, 2006 - 2,500 Pima County Health Department vaccination records stored in trunk of car that was then stolen.

    Houston, Oct. 16, 2007 - 159,000 current and former Administaff Inc. workers' personal information compromised when laptop containing said data was stolen.

    4. Midwest:

    Indianapolis, April 8, 2008 - 128,000 WellPoint health insurance customer accounts exposed online over one- year period.

    Madison, Jan. 8, 2008 - 260,000 Social Security numbers printed on Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services informational brochures.

    Carthage, Feb. 15, 2008 - 2,000 family files stolen when Crosslines Ministries of Carthage burglarized.

    5. Southeast:

    Memphis, Feb. 13, 2008 - 321,000 blood donor records missing and presumed stolen at Lifeblood blood bank.

    Miami, April 17, 2008 - Over 2 million records compromised when computer tapes were stolen from the University of Miami.

    6. East Coast:

    Portland, March 17, 2008 - 4.2 million credit and debit card numbers hacked at Hannaford Brothers Co. super- market chain.

    New York
    New York, April 11, 2008 - 40,000 patient records stolen from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

    Framington, Jan. 17, 2007 - Over 100 million customer accounts compromised over 17-month period at TJX Companies Inc.

    New Jersey
    Newark, Jan. 29, 2008 - 300,000 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield members' information stolen with laptop storing it.

(Source: Privacy Rights Clearinghouse)

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