List of Data Breaches and Cyber Attacks in October 2022 – 9.9 Million Records Breached

Welcome to our October 2022 review of data breaches and cyber attacks. We identified 102 security incidents throughout the month, which is the second largest figure so far this year – trailing only August (112).

By contrast, comparatively little personal data was breached, with our figures confirming that at least 9,990,855 records were compromised. That number could have been much higher, after Amazon was found to have left a database containing Prime members’ viewing habits unprotected.

Fortunately for the tech giant, researchers at Tech Crunch found that the 215 million compromised records couldn’t be used to identify customers by name.

For now, it’s unclear what damage the data could cause if exposed, so we’ve omitted the figure from our tally. However, it’s a warning sign for all organisations about the dangers of misconfigured Internet-facing servers.

As always, you can find the full list of data breaches and cyber attacks below, divided into their respective categories.

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Cyber attacks

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They’ll review the breach, mitigate the damage and ensure that you are up and running again as soon as possible.


Data breaches

Malicious insiders and miscellaneous incidents