List of data breaches and cyber attacks in May 2017 – 61 million records leaked

The WannaCry ransomware attack, which claimed 200,000 victims in 150+ countries, has been the talking point for many in the last few weeks.

However, as you’d expect, WannaCry wasn’t the only threat/breach/hack that occurred this month. I’d like to bring some lesser-known stories to your attention.

As it stands, I estimate that at least 61,341,797 records were leaked in May. This is the number related to just 20 breaches, so we can expect the actual number of records compromised to be much higher.

Data breach

Papers with CMS students’ sensitive information found blowing in wind

Fast Health in Tehachapi suffers security breach

Website hack exposed PMH patients’ personal, medical info

Health, personal records of 2,500 Arizona families with newborns lost

Beacon Health System notifies 1,200 patients of employee wrong-doing

Melbourne hospital in hot water as patients’ confidential medical records found on train Exposed Patient Records

Information on 2,036 patients compromised after data breach

Personal information exposed for 3,000 people in Stillwater after unauthorized access obtained to city computer

Niskayuna school laptop stolen, 945 students’ personal information on device

1.5 million students’ data leaked online, put up for sale for up to Rs60,000

Medical device containing patient information stolen from DePaul Hospital

Hackers may have names of thousands of Florida gun owners

School district reports breach due to caching problem with HomeLink

Font sharing site DaFont has been hacked, exposing thousands of accounts

Zomato Hacked; 17 Million Accounts Sold on Dark Web

Twitter says Vine users’ emails and phone numbers were exposed for a day, but weren’t misused

Hacker Steals Millions of User Account Details from Education Platform Edmodo

Bell apologizes to customers after data breach hits 1.9 million e-mail addresses

Data leak reveals details of 70,000 offshore firms in Malta, German state minister claims

Funding Circle Error Exposes 6,000 SSNs Of American Clients

Guardian Soulmates website suffers data breach

Diamond Institute for Infertility and Menopause notifies patients after hack

TheDarkOverlord dumps 180,000 patients’ records from 3 hacks

Debenhams Flowers data breach affects 26,000 customers

USA Today owner Gannett hit by phishing attack

Travel tech company Sabre confirms breach affected reservations system

Cyber attacks and ransomware

How ECMC got hacked by cyber extortionists – and how it’s recovering

Walnut Place notifies patients of ransomware attack

Confluence charter school servers are hacked

WannaCry ransomware hits systems worldwide

Ransomware hits Australian hospitals after botched patch

Financial information

Blackburn High School families’ details illegally downloaded in targeted attack

Brooks Brothers payment card system compromised for almost one year; customers being alerted

Rogues reset ‘passwords’, steal W-2 info from Equifax subsidiary customer employees

Chipotle says malware hack stole customer payment info

Full House Lottery website breached, credit card information at risk

Rite Aid’s ecommerce platform breached, personal info stolen

Vic school IT breach after password theft

Security Breach at Punch Bowl Social; Employee Personal information compromised

Data breach hitting local car wash follows string of incidents around the country


NYU Accidentally Exposed Military Code-breaking Computer Project to Entire Internet

After hackers fail to extort money, new Pirates of the Caribbean movie torrents appear

“Google Docs” Worm Ransacks Gmail Users’ Contact Lists – What You Need to Know

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