Another month is coming to a close, and once again it ends with a long list of data breaches and cyber attacks – a list that gets longer every month.
Two breaches that stand out to me are the Wendy’s and Cici’s Pizza data breaches, in which point-of-sale (POS) malware swiped a significant amount of card details. POS malware is increasingly becoming an issue for retailers – there are many variations and many ways for the malware to be installed. There haven’t been any official numbers to show how many cards were affected in both breaches, but more than 1000 Wendy’s and 135 Cici’s locations were affected.
StarCare Specialty Health System notifies patients after burglar snatches laptop, paper files
O2 customer data sold on dark net
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
Wolverhampton council in huge data leak blunder
Wikileaks posts nearly 20,000 hacked DNC emails online
Glassdoor goof exposes thousands of user email addresses
Sunbury Plaza Dental notifies patients after stored records were burglarized
Hacker steals 1.6 million accounts from top mobile game’s forum
WeWork battling another data leak
Denmark sent sensitive health data to Chinese by mistake
Beggars Group Hacked, Warns Customers of Data Breach
Saint John Development Corporation finds cyber attack damage
Confidential Info of 388 HIV Patients Feared Leaked in China
Asiana Airlines Website Has Customers’ Personal Data Leak
Notice of Ubuntu Forums breach; user passwords not compromised
Alabama website breach revealed personal data of some state retirees
Leaky database leaves Oklahoma police, bank vulnerable to intruders
Stolen laptop puts Pa. taxpayers’ data at risk
Hospital Hackers Steal Thousands of Newborn Baby Videos
Datadog chews on data breach, AWS user credentials in leak
Ukrainian Hacker Hacks Polish Telecom Giant Netia; Leaks Massive Data
Hackers Allegedly Steal 1.4M Passwords From Mac Forums, Web Hosting Talk
Internet Bot Exposes 20 Million MTN Irancell Users’ Data
Hackers target Hunting & Fishing NZ
Pink Hill pastor says computer hacked, churchgoer information almost compromised
US Congress websites recovering after three-day DDoS attack
Steemit experienced hack, theft of user funds, and DDoS attack
LizardStresser recruits an army of zombie webcams to launch DDoS attacks
Internet in Mumbai Goes Slow As ISPs Suffer Massive DDoS Attacks
HSBC Website Suffers DDoS Attack
DID Electrical says more than 300 people have card details stolen after online security breach
Cici’s Pizza suffers payment card data breach
Omni Hotels & Resorts data breach affects 50,000 credit and debit cards
Over 1000 Wendy’s restaurants hacked – customers’ credit card details stolen
O2 customer data sold on dark net
Lasair Aesthetic Health notifying patients after manager took information after resigning
Kaiser Permanente notifies patients after stolen ultrasound machines were recovered
Playstation chief Shuhei Yoshida has his Twitter hacked by OurMine
Fighting back against cyber crime
Hongkonger who launched over 6,000 web attacks during Occupy movement gets 15 months probation
UK Security Firm Execs Admit to Hacking Rival Company
Fired after NFL player’s medical chart leaked to ESPN, worker sues
Loan Company Employee Sentenced for Stolen Identity Tax Fraud
Baseball Hacking Case Ends with Prison
This month’s list is further proof that organisation’s are still failing to secure theirs and their customer’s data. Many of the data breaches from this month have been caused by human error – can your organisation afford to make that mistake?
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