462 events in DLDOS, backfill project continues

Sat Nov 4 20:32:14 EDT 2006


First off, the staff of attrition.org would like to thank everyone who contributes to or has contacted us regarding the Dataloss project. For those of you who aren't familiar with Dataloss, it generally consists of three primary areas:

Dataloss Web: http://attrition.org/dataloss
Dataloss Mail List: http://attrition.org/security/dataloss.html
Dataloss Database: http://attrition.org/dataloss/dldos.html

Since the original idea began some 16 months ago, we have done our best to provide timely information, a forum for communication, and what we feel is the most comprehensive database for breaches involving personal information anywhere in the world. In the last few weeks, the database (aka DLDOS) has not only been expanded to include four new columns, but we're also attempting to backfill any missing or incomplete events that we may have overlooked the first time around. Thanks to the help of the dedicated staff from PogoWasRight.org, DLDOS now includes 462 events concerning the loss of over 140 million personal records.

So there you sit, looking at this here web page, wondering how you can help, right? RIGHT! If you know about an event we don't have listed, let us know. Download a copy of DLDOS, take a peek, and fill in a few fields. We've asked before, but we really do feel like this is a community project. We don't only want your comments, we want your assistance. Anyone willing to pitch in and add data will receive a personalized thank-you email from the attrition staff member of their choice and will be entered into our next "Hookers and Cocaine Weekend" lottery drawing. Promise.

Seriously, we do thank everyone who has contributed, especially AnonAdmin and Dissent from PogoWasRight.org, Chris Walsh and Adam Shostack from Emergent Chaos, and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you or anyone you know might be interested in helping with the DLDOS backfill project, please mail us at staff@attrition.org

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