Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Chronology of Data Breaches

I found a site that many of you concerned with Risk Management and Data Protection will find interesting.   


A Chronology of Data Breaches

What does the Chronology of Data Breaches contain?

The data breaches noted have been reported because the personal information compromised includes data elements useful to identity thieves, such as Social Security numbers, account numbers, and driver's license numbers. Some breaches that do NOT expose such sensitive information have been included in order to underscore the variety and frequency of data breaches. However, we have not included the number of records involved in such breaches in the total because we want this compilation to reflect breaches that expose individuals to identity theft as well as breaches that qualify for disclosure under state laws. The breaches posted below include only those reported in the United States. They do not include incidents in other countries.  Chronology of Data Breaches