Posts Tagged ‘breaches’

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This year’s list of 1.5 billion breaches, I’m already beginning to worry about counting up 2017’s.

By my calculations, which involves the complex process of adding up all of the available numbers on the stories that I’ve reported each month, I’m at 1,654,135,541 leaked records in 2016. It’s very likely that the final number is significantly higher, but we know that there’s been at least 1,654,135,541.

I’d like to point out that I’ve not included the 500 million records exposed in the Yahoo data breach that came to light this year. The breach occurred in 2014 but didn’t become publicly known until earlier this year. Below, is a list of the most significant events of each month.

Note: The total number alongside each month is not definitive; please take it as the minimum number of records leaked in each month, not the total.

January –  57,740,000

US health insurer Centene loses 950,000 people’s records

Asda website leaves customer details vulnerable for 677 days

Etihad Airways investigating data breach dating back to 2013

Wendy’s Probes Reports of Credit Card Breach

Bitcoin Worth $USD 6 Million Stolen

Hackers have stolen €50 million from an aerospace parts manufacturer

February – 428,000

Linux Mint hacked – lone attacker creates botnet

Lincolnshire Council forced to use pen and paper after ransomware attack

@ChileanCrew Hacks, Leaks Details for 300,000 Chilean Citizens Looking for State Benefits

9000+ Department of Homeland Security staff have their details leaked by hacker

March – 20,018,962

3,000 Tidewater Community College workers victimized in W-2 scam

Attacker compromises information of 250K in Bailey’s data breach

Cyber criminals steal $25 million from Russian banks via phishing attack

Rosen Hotel chain was hit by credit card-stealing malware for 17 months

April – 166,687,282

Minecraft community lifeboat suffers data breach affecting seven million members

CoinWallet Bitcoin Trader Shuts Down Following Data Breach

93.4 million Mexicans at risk after voter database breach

BeautifulPeople.com Leaks Very Private Data of 1.1 Million ‘Elite’ Daters — And It’s All For Sale

ShapeShift loses $230,000 in bitcoin data breach – ex-employee to blame

Trump Hotel chain suffers data breach again

May –  117,339,372

MySpace and Tumblr hit by ‘mega breach’

117 million hacked LinkedIn email addresses and passwords put up for sale

Kiddicare customers at risk after data spills from test server

EPISD employee accounts hacked, money stolen

Payroll vendor employee falls for phishing scam, all clients’ W-2 data involved

1.4 Billion Yen Stolen From 1,400 Japanese ATMs

June –  289,150,000

154 million voter records exposed, revealing gun ownership, Facebook profiles, and more

77K accounts of Financial Giant, State Farm, leaked due to DAC Group Hack

Muslim Match dating website hack exposes more than half a million intimate messages

45 million records from over 1100 Verticalscope.com domains and communities hacked and leaked

51 Million iMesh Passwords Dumped Online

Personal info on 7.93 million people feared leaked

July –  34,195,351

King’s counselling department breaches students’ privacy

Athens Orthopedic Clinic to begin notifying patients of hack

WikiLeaks Put Women in Turkey in Danger, for No Reason

10 million customer’s data leaked from online shopping site

‘Warframe’ Hacked, Details on 775,000 Players Traded

Illinois online voter registration portal hacked, information compromised

August –  11,875,817

Omegle, the Popular ‘Chat with Strangers’ Service Leaks Your Dirty Chats and Personal Info

Data for 6 Million Minecraft Gamers Stolen from Leet.cc Servers 

SCAN Health Plan notifying members of unauthorized access to their information

Dominican Hospital notifies patients whose PHI was sent to wrong health plan

Epic’s forums hacked again, with thousands of logins stolen

Turkish Hackers Launch Second Cyber-Attack on Killeen’s Website

Defense university computers hacked, ‘information secure’

Olympics: Hackers attack Russian whistleblower’s doping account

September –  105,400,000

Florida Bar Association hacked, members’ data leaked

6.6 million plaintext passwords exposed as site gets hacked to the bone

Russian hackers leak Simone Biles and Serena Williams files

Russian internet giant Rambler.ru hacked, leaking 98 million accounts

Login details for 800,000 Brazzers users leaked

MarsJoke ransomware targets the government and K-12 educational sector

A single ransomware network has pulled in $121 million

October –  142,160,000

Medical marijuana patients’ personal information found in trash pile

Security Firm Tries Desperate Solution to Alert Company of Data Leak

Hacker grabs over 58 million customer records from data storage firm

Hutchinson Community Foundation falls victim to data breach

DDoS attack against DNS provider knocks major sites offline

Whoops: Pro-Donald Trump super PAC publishes donor credit card numbers

Hackers stole credit card data from Republican website for 6 months

November –  456,403,757

Department of National Defence investigating possible hack of its recruiting site

Over 412 million ‘adult’ accounts exposed – including 15 million deleted ones

Ransomware attack targets Seguin dermatology practice

Report holds Hitachi responsible for debit card data theft

Thieves Use Skimmers on ATMs in Four NYC Hospitals

Madison Square Garden Company Alerts Customers of Payment Card Data Breach

Data of 34 million Keralites leaked in massive breach

December – to be updated

85 million login details stolen from Dailymotion

Joan Jett’s BlackHeart Records leaks thousands of files online

KFC warns 1.2 million Colonel’s Club loyalty scheme members of data breach after website hacked

Japanese hosting company Kagoya hacked; credit card data stolen

ThyssenKrupp secrets stolen in ‘massive’ cyber attack

Well, that’s it for this year – a lot to reflect on over the Christmas period.

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