2015 has become the Year of the Data Breach. Even though there have been former breaches of a much larger scope like the Target and Sony Play Station breaches, the frequency and regularity of breaches of all types seems to be increasing. Soon, most Internet users will have been the target of a breach or will know someone who has been. They aren’t going away.
Ashley Madison – Data compromised – 37 million customer records including millions of account passwords
Office of Personnel Management – Data compromised – Personnel records on 22 million current and former federal employees
All Anthem – Data compromised – Personal information about more than 80 million people
Hacking Team – Data compromised – 400GB of internal files including zero day exploits the company planned to sell, source code, a list of its customers and emails
Premera – Data compromised – Names, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers, member identification numbers, medical claims information and financial information for 11 million customers
IRS – Data compromised – Tax records for 330,000 taxpayers used to collect bogus refunds
Slack – Data compromised – Its database of usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords and some phone numbers and Skype IDs
Experian breach affecting T Mobile – Data compromised – names, addresses, dates of birth and encrypted Social Security numbers and other ID numbers.
mSpy – Data compromised – Customer screenshots, geolocation data, chat logs, location records on up to 400,000 users
Thanks to CSO Online