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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