The data included names, addresses, Social Security numbers and health information.47,000 of these records may have included credit card or other financial information regarding bill payment.Data on the stolen hard drives was encoded but not encrypted.
Two multimedia discs containing the names, social security numbers, addresses, cell phone numbers, email addresses and workplaces of Korean customers sorted by age were stolen.
They were found by an office worker in a backstreet’s trash pile in Seoul.
A hacker, who was never arrested, demanded a $10 million ransom for a breach effecting 530,000 Virginians. The data was found in a database containing 35 million prescription records.
Customers who went to Check Free's Web sites between a.m. on the day of the attack were redirected to a Ukrainian Web server that used malicious software to try and install a password-stealing program on the victim's computer.
The pair allegedly threatened to disclose the existence of storage media containing personal data belonging to four million KDDI customers prior to a shareholder meeting; however, KDDI alerted the police as soon as they were contacted by the blackmailers; the police monitored communications between KDDI and the pair for several weeks.
"Thieves got their hands on a storage device with the data, which included the names, addresses, cell phone numbers, and some birth dates and e-mail addresses for high-profile German citizens.The company said the records did not contain bank details, credit card numbers, or call data.The Veterans Affairs Department agreed to pay million to settle a class action lawsuit over the loss of a laptop.Experts say a GS Caltex employee likely stole the information for personal purposes given there were no signs of hacking.Tens of thousands of past and current Stanford University employees had personal information - including their dates of birth, Social Security numbers and home addresses - stored on the hard drive of a stolen university laptop.Hard drive containing very sensitive details of Armed Forces personnel - passport & national insurance numbers, bank details etc - went missing.