List of Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches in April

The large revelation of the Heartbleed vulnerability this month caused chaos across the globe. While organisations were ensuring that they weren’t vulnerable, cyber criminals were busy stealing valuable information and defacing websites.

The list below contains a collection of some of the largest breaches, as well as some of the most bizarre.

Data Breaches via Cyber Attack

Malware on Kaiser Permanente server since 2011 impacts 5,100 members

Security breach at AOL. Users told to change passwords

Iowa State server breach exposes SSNs of nearly 30,000

Hackers may have accessed details of 500,000 considering cosmetic surgery

German space centre endures cyber attack

French hard-drive maker LaCie cops to YEAR LONG card data leak

Medical staffers fall for phishing emails, data on 8,300 compromised

Chicago doctor’s email account accessed, held info on 1,200 patients

Deltek suffers cyber attack

Breach impacts thousands in Bibb County that applied for gov’t jobs

Unauthorized access gained to about 800 JSTOR accounts

Data Breaches via Physical Attack

Second burglary breach within a month for Coordinated Health

Tufts Health Plan data stolen, 8,830 members impacted

Fate of unencrypted drive unknown, PHI of 5,500 in Virginia at risk

Three laptops stolen from New York podiatry office, 6,475 at risk

Data on 55,000 VFW members impacted by attacker seeking military intel

More than 1,400 medical records compromised in Texas breach

GovWin IQ hacked, payment card data of 25,000 Deltek customers at risk

Drives containing info on 2,500 stolen from Michigan health department

Theft of computers from Texas non-profit risks data on nearly 3,000

Germany suffers biggest ever data breach in its history


Games Maker Blizzard Suffers From European DDoS Attack

UK webhost 123-Reg in DDOS attack

Other Attacks, Breaches & Mistakes

Jailbroken iPhones at risk from new malware

Japan airport staff dash to replace passcodes after security cock-up

Google kills fake anti-virus app that hit No. 1 on Play charts

Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS

Viber mobile messenger app leaves user data unencrypted

Triathlon camera drone falls out of the sky, owner claims it was hacked

Microsoft Xbox pwned by 5-year-old security researcher