List of Data Breaches and Cyber Attacks in March

Once again, cyber criminals have been very busy. In March there have been several high profile breaches such as that of Morrisons and the California DMV. Whilst this list may appear long, it is only a snapshot of the true number of breaches and attacks that occurred in March.

Data Breach

Devices stolen from Palomar Health staffer, data on 5K patients at risk

Morrisons employee arrested following data breach involving details of 100k staff

CD in refurbished drive contained unencrypted info on 15K NYC transit workers

Iowa DHS data breach dates back 2008, more than 2,000 impacted

Malware on Wisconsin university server storing info on 15K students

More than 1,000 UK HealthCare patients impacted by stolen laptop

About 55K in San Francisco impacted in theft of Sutherland computers

Another two universities suffer data breaches, but notification still too slow

Hackers steal 12 million customer records from South Korean phone giant

Cardholder Data

Malware in 34 Spec’s stores, payment data compromised for 550K

Credit Card Breach at California DMV

Personal info ends up online, nearly 9,000 Ohio patients affected

Other Attack

EA Games website hacked to phish Apple IDs from users

NATO website hit hard by denial-of-service attack as Crimean tension rises

Russia Today website hackers tweak headlines, replace with word “Nazi”

Hootsuite suffers DoS attack

Bitcoin user loses $10K to typosquatters

AnonGhost hackers deface a fake bank site

Meetup.com DDoSed by extortionist, refuses to pay ransom

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