Tag : Data Security Breach

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Recap: The Biggest Data Breaches of 2017

Dec 31, 2017 By Arden Rubens | From a Republican National Committee contractor exposing voting data on nearly 200 million people to Equifax revealing a breach impacting over 143 million people – it’s safe to say that when it comes to data breaches, 2017 has kept us on our toes. So much so that more data was lost or stolen in the first half of 2017 (1.9 billion records) than in the entire of 2016 (1.37 billion) according to research released earlier this year.  

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November 2017: Top Hacks and Breaches [INFOGRAPHIC]

Dec 01, 2017 By Arden Rubens | Recent research confirms that a third of the internet is under attack, with millions of network addresses subjected to DDoS attacks over a two year period (source). And as I write these monthly hacks and breaches reviews, this statement comes as no surprise. Just because it’s officially the holiday season, it doesn’t mean that hackers will be slowing down. Here’s a roundup of some of November’s notable hacks and breaches.  

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October 2017: Top Hacks and Breaches [INFOGRAPHIC]

Nov 02, 2017 By Arden Rubens | Another month, another absurd amount of data breached. The start of October saw an update in one of the most notorious data breaches of all time: Yahoo said in a statement that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in data breach which occurred in 2013. This tripled the original number of thought accounts breached, which already holds the record of data breached.

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The Equifax Data Breach: What You Need To Know

Sep 11, 2017 By Arden Rubens | All data breaches are bad, but this past Thursday the United States was shook by one of the biggest breaches the world has ever seen. Equifax, a credit monitoring company, disclosed that the breach of its system exposed the Social Security Numbers, driver’s licenses, phone numbers, birthdays and addresses of as many as 143 million Americans.  

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August 2017: Top Hacks and Breaches [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sep 04, 2017 By Arden Rubens | New research shows that at the end of 2016, predictions were being made that the amount of cyberattacks are set to double in 2017 – as we are inching towards the end of 2017, those predictions were made true. And then some. August proved to be a busy month, with cyberattacks hitting every sector and some big names across industries. Let’s take a closer look at the month of August in hacks and breaches.  

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July 2017: Top Hacks and Breaches [INFOGRAPHIC]

Jul 31, 2017 By Arden Rubens | With July being the official halfway mark in the year, it’s safe to say that 2017 is giving us both the expected and not-expected hacks and breaches, hitting every industry and affecting just about every country in our world. And this is coming at a pretty high cost. According to a report released by Lloyd’s of London, a major, global cyber attack can trigger about $53 billion of financial losses; a number equivalent to the financial loss of a disastrous natural disaster.  

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May 2017: Top Hacks and Breaches [INFOGRAPHIC]

Jun 05, 2017 By Arden Rubens | It’s only May, and 2017 is well on its way to set a new cyberattack record. As new statistics show, there have been over 1,200 reported data breaches and around 4,800 discovered vulnerabilities released in the first quarter of this year. So, while this post may focus on the month of May – and some of the hacks and breaches that came with it, including one of the largest cyberattacks of all time – we should brace ourselves for a wild ride as the year continues.  

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April 2017: Top Hacks and Breaches [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 08, 2017 By Arden Rubens | April showers bring… hacks and breaches? Our list of April cyber-events begins with Dallas residents getting quite the fright as a hacker triggered the city’s emergency sirens. In early April, users of Wonga, a payday loan firm, were alerted about a data breach. The breach is said to affect 245,000 accounts in the UK and an additional 25,000 accounts in Poland. The stolen information includes full names, email addresses, phone numbers, and the last four digits of credit cards.  

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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.

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