List of Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches in May

In the last week there have been data breaches at three large organisations: eBay, Avast and Spotify.  These three breaches have certainly increased the public’s interest in cyber security, and I hope that this interest will encourage the public to speak up and demand that their suppliers work harder to protect their information.

Data breaches via cyber attack

Orange Suffers Data Breach Again, 1.3 Million Affected

eBay Suffers Cyber Attack, Users Asked to Change Passwords

Avast Suffers Cyber Attack; 400,000 users affected

Spotify compromised, one user’s data stolen

Thousands of staffers impacted in American Institutes for Research server hack

Hackers exploit vulnerability to breach Pennsylvania payroll company

Keylogger malware found on three UC Irvine health center computers

About 50K transactions, other data, compromised in three-month breach

WooThemes users notified of payment card breach, 300 reports of fraud

Data on students and staffers exposed in UNC Wilmington breach

Patient data accessible after health staffers act on phishing emails

DDOS attack

Point DNS blitzed by mystery DDoS assault

Ultradns Dealing with DDOS Attack

TypePad Claims It Was Hit By Another DDoS Attack

DDoS attack wounds Operation Supply Drop charity drive

Data breaches via physical attack

Four computers containing patient data stolen in New Hampshire

Unencrypted USB drive stolen, 3,000 Humana members in Atlanta impacted

About 5,500 impacted in Oklahoma benefits broker laptop theft

Storage devices stolen from Entercom Portland employee, 13K affected

Other attacks, breaches and mistakes

Insider breach affects about 2,400 UMass Memorial Medical patients

Lowe’s employee info accessible online for about 10 months

Student data inadvertently posted online, accessible via Google search

Molina Healthcare Contractor Compromises 5,261 Former Patients’ Personal Information