hacks and breaches July 2016

Major Hacks and Breaches for July 2016 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Aug 16, 2016 By Paul Curran

Summer 2016 continues to heat up with hacks, breaches and discoveries of major vulnerabilities. From automotive to the internet of things(IoT) and from Vietnamese airports to Taiwanese ATMs, July was a big month for cyber security news.

Both Fiat-Chrysler and BMW feature in this month’s infographic, although for different reasons as Fiat Chrysler took the preventative step of launching a bug bounty program for its website and mobile applications, while two serious vulnerabilities were discovered in BMW’s web portal.


The transportation trend continues in Britain where cyber security researchers exposed major cyber attacks against the UK Rail network. Over in New York, Mir Islam, the hacker behind numerous cases of identity theft, doxxing (posting sensitive personal data) and swatting (dangerous prank calls that send police and a 911 response team to the victim’s address) was sentenced to jail time. Check out the infographic below to read about all of June’s breaches and hacks.

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Major hacks, breaches and other cybersecurity news for July 2016

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To read about the biggest hacks and breaches from June 2016 click here.

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Paul Curran

Content Specialist at Checkmarx
With a background in mobile applications, Paul brings a passion for creativity reporting on application security trends, news and security issues facing developers, organizations and end users to Checkmarx's content.

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