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March 2017: Top Hacks and Breaches [INFOGRAPHIC]

Apr 04, 2017 By Arden Rubens

The month of March in hacks and breaches began strong with discovery of a database containing 1.4B records left exposed by one of the biggest senders of spam. A few days after, WikiLeaks released details on secret CIA hacking tools used to break into computers, mobile devices, and smart TVs. 
On the 13th of March, Statistic Canada was breached as hackers exploit a new software bug. Hackers managed to break into the national statistics’ bureau by exploiting a security bug in Apache Struts 2, a software most commonly used in governmental, financial, and retailer websites.

Wishbone, a popular teen quiz app, suffered a data breach based on new information released on the 16th of March. This popular social networking app lost over 9.4M records, with 2.2 of those breached records with unique email addresses. A day later, the medical records of 26M NHS patients are said to be part of a major security breach, currently being investigated by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
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Top Hacks and Breaches of March 2017

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Arden Rubens

Social Media Manager & Content Writer at Checkmarx
Arden is the social media manager and a content writer at Checkmarx. Her blogs focus on cyber security trends and the latest developments in the world of AppSec. She aims to educate and inspire developers, security professionals, and organizations to find the best defense against online threats.

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