List of data breaches and cyber attacks in June 2020 ­– 7 billion records breached

It was a familiarly bad cyber security story in June, with 92 security incidents and at least 7,021,195,399 breached records.

That figure was boosted significantly by KeepNet Labs finally bowing to pressure and admitting that a third party did in fact briefly expose five billion records online.

The only saving grace for the organisation – which didn’t do itself any favours by initially denying the story and threatening to sue people who reported on it – is that the leaked database comprised a list of records from past data breaches.

As such, affected individuals should already have been aware that their data had been compromised and taken the necessary steps to mitigate the damage.

You can take a look at every data breach and cyber attack that we recorded in June in this blog. As always, incidents affecting UK organisations are listed in bold.

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Cyber attacks


Ransomware

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Data breaches


Financial information


Malicious insiders and miscellaneous incidents


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