2007: A Year of Record Data Breaches

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2008-02-06 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

See the data behind the substantial rise in identity theft and data breaches from 2007—a record year.

Since the term identity theft was coined, the number of recorded data breaches and compromises has steadily risen in both volume and severity. The following is an accounting of known data breaches and record compromises for 2007, which for the time-being will go down in the annals as a record year. The original data was supplied by the Identity Theft Resource Center and has been reconfigured by Baseline's editorial staff.

The data in this article has the following information:

TOP 25 DATA BREACHES OF 2007
The following companies and government agencies suffered the worst data breaches of last year, allowing the compromise of tens of millions of records that included a combination of Social Security numbers, credit card data and personal identifying information.
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Organization Sector Affected Records
1
TJX Retail 94,000,000
2
Dai Nippon Printing Company Services 8,637,405
3
Fidelity National Information Services/Certegy Check Financial 8,500,000
4
Georgia Department of
Health/Affiliated Computer
State Government 2,900,000
5
Department of Veteran Affairs Federal Government 2,000,000
6
Department of Veteran Affairs Federal Government 1,800,000
7
Chicago Board of Elections Local Government 1,300,000
8
SAIC Technology 867,000
9
Gap Retail 800,000
10
Ohio State Employees State Government 635,000
11
Massachusetts Division of
Professional Licensures
State Government 450,000
12
California Public Employees
Retirement System
State Government 445,000
13
Davison County Election Commission Local Government 337,000
15
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation State Government 300,000
15
New York City Financial
Services Agency
Local Government 280,000
16
Memorial Blood Centers Health Care 268,000
17
Los Angeles County Child
Support Services
Local Government 243,000
18

Texas Commission on Law
Enforcement Officers

State Government 229,000
19
West Virginia Public Employees
Insurance Agency
State Government 200,000
20
Community College of South Nevada Higher Education 197,000
21
Neiman Marcus Group Retail 160,000
22
Iowa Department of Education State Government 160,000
23
Administaff Services 159,000
24
Georgia Department of
Human Resources
State Government 140,000
25
St Mary's Hospital (Md) Health Care 135,000
Source: Identity Theft Resource Center
TOTAL RECORDS125,142,405  


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