Here is just the tip of the data breach iceberg threatening to sink the networks upon which the payments industry depends.
#h4 1. West Coast:
Seattle, April 21, 2006 - 3,600 current and former Boeing employee files stolen along with laptop storing them.
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.
#h4 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.
#h4 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.
#h4 4. Midwest:
Indianapolis, April 8, 2008 - 128,000 WellPoint health insurance customer accounts exposed online over one-
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.
#h4 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.
#h4 6. East Coast:
Portland, March 17, 2008 - 4.2 million credit and debit card numbers hacked at Hannaford Brothers Co. super-
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.
Newark, Jan. 29, 2008 - 300,000 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield members' information stolen with laptop storing it.
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