June 27, 2016

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in June 2016 (289,000,000+ records leaked)

This month’s list is a little earlier than usual, so I expect that I’ll be updating it more than usual over the remainder of the month. […]
June 24, 2016
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Average cost of a data breach up 12.5 per cent among Canadian firms studied: Report

Canadian CISOs who want more hard data to convince the C-suite and boards to devote more resources to cybersecurity have a new report to show. If […]
June 20, 2016
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Average cost of data breach now US$4 million

The average cost of a data breach is now US$4 million, up 29% from US$3.79 million in 2015. The average cost per stolen record is US$158. […]
June 13, 2016

Twitter Locks Out Millions After Data Breach

Late last week, a password leak hit Twitter, and the company locked millions of user accounts as a result. It was reported that the login credentials […]
June 3, 2016

Data Breaches Up 22% So Far in 2016

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 430 data breaches recorded this year through May 31, 2016, and […]
June 2, 2016
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LinkedIn Lost 167 Million Account Credentials in Data Breach

Much more than the 6.5 million originally thought. Remember LinkedIn’s 2012 data breach? A hacker stole 6.5 million encrypted passwords from the site and posted them […]
June 1, 2016

MySpace hacking might be the biggest data breach yet

If you were a registered MySpace user before 2013, your account might be one of the 360 million compromised. Time Inc., owner of MySpace, confirmed Tuesday […]
May 31, 2016

65 million hacked Tumblr passwords are up for sale

65,469,298 Tumblr passwords are being sold on the dark web. The customer details are the latest from a historic data breach to be touted online, with […]
May 25, 2016
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Q1 2016 Saw a Record High for Ransomware

It’s been a tough year so far for security professionals: A malware outbreak led to a record high for ransomware in the first quarter of 2016. […]
May 17, 2016

Furtim Malware Checks for 400 Security Products Before Execution

Malware most likely used in cyber-espionage campaigns A security researcher that goes online only by the nickname of FireFOX (@hFireF0X) has discovered a unique malware family […]
May 16, 2016

Android’s biggest malware threat can be downloaded straight off the Google Play Store

Tens of thousands of Android users are thought to have accidentallydownloaded malware from the Google Play Store. Named “Viking Horde”, after one of the games the […]
May 13, 2016

Second bank hit by ‘sophisticated’ malware attack, says Swift

Swift, the global financial messaging network that banks use to move billions of dollars every day, warned on Thursday of a second malware attack similar to […]