Recent Data Breaches in the News

Fewer Fall Victim to Data Breaches as Attackers Switch to Business in 2022

July 15, 2022 | Info Security

The number of people falling victim to data breaches has fallen back from last year’s record high, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a US-based non-profit that provides identity crime advice.

Former CIA Staffer Convicted For Massive Data Breach To WikiLeaks

July 14, 2022 | Forbes

A computer programmer who helped the Central Intelligence Agency design some of its most sensitive—and secretive—hacking tools was convicted Wednesday of handing over troves of internal CIA documents to WikiLeaks in the infamous “Vault 7” leak, which prosecutors called “one of the most brazen and damaging acts of espionage in American history.”

Debt-Collection Company Reports Data Breach Impacting 657 Providers

July 13, 2022 | Healthcare Innovation

According to a July 6 article from JD Supra, earlier this year the Greeley, Colo.-based debt-collection company Professional Finance Company, Inc. (PFC) reported a data breach. At the time of the breach, the company was unaware of the magnitude of the incident but based on recently released information the breach impacted 657 healthcare providers across the U.S.

WI, GA, LA Hospitals Confirm Recent Healthcare Cyberattacks

July 11, 2022 | Health IT Security

Baton Rouge General, Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital, and Southwest Health Center all recently reported separate healthcare cyberattacks. Reports of healthcare cyberattacks continue to roll in as threat actors advance their tactics and narrow in on the sector.

Aon Hack Exposed Sensitive Information of 146,000 Customers

July 11, 2022 | Infosecurity magazine

Aon recently disclosed that 145,889 of its North American customers had their sensitive information exposed in a large data breach.

Major payment vendor data breach, North Korean threat raise ransomware concerns for hospitals

July 8, 2022 | Healthcare Drive

The threat of ransomware is picking up for U.S. hospitals, their partners and the patients whose data they collect.

Marriott Data Breach Exposes PII, Credit Cards

July 7, 2022 | Dark Reading

The hospitality giant said data from 300-400 individuals was compromised by a social-engineering scam targeting the Baltimore airport.

Cyberattack Shuts Down Unemployment Services Across US

July 6, 2022 | PC Mag

A cyberattack targeting a third-party vendor has shut down online unemployment services across several US states.

Vendor’s Ransomware Attack Hits Over 600 Healthcare Clients

July 6, 2022 | Gov Info Security

A ransomware attack on an accounts receivables management firm affects more than 650 covered entity clients - including dental practices, physician groups and hospitals, resulting in one of the largest health data breaches involving a vendor so far this year.

Hacker claims to have obtained data on 1 billion Chinese citizens

July 5, 2022 | The Guardian

A hacker has claimed to have stolen the personal information of 1 billion Chinese citizens from a Shanghai police database, in what would amount to one of the biggest data breaches in history if found to be true.

Macmillan shuts down systems after likely ransomware attack

July 1, 2022 | Bleeping Computer

Publishing giant Macmillan was forced to shut down their network and offices while recovering from a security incident that appears to be a ransomware attack.

NFT giant OpenSea reports major email data breach

June 30, 2022 | TechCrunch

OpenSea, the popular NFT marketplace that hit a colossal $13 billion valuation in January, is warning users of email phishing after a data breach.

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