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Recent Data Breaches in the News

Robinhood Discloses Breach That Exposed Information of Millions of Customers

November 8, 2021 | CNN

The trading platform said in a statement that the November 3 attack allowed the unauthorized party to obtain a list of email addresses for about 5 million people and full names for another group of about 2 million people.

Report: Third-Party Attackers Have Breached 44% of Health Care Orgs

October 25, 2021 | VentureBeat

A report by critical access management leader SecureLink reveals that, in the last 12 months, 44% of health care organizations have experienced a data breach caused by a third party.

Russian Hackers Escalate SolarWinds Attacks on Tech Firms, Targeting Dozens of Companies

October 25, 2021 | Daily Beast

The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds breach have only escalated their efforts to steal tech companies’ private information, according to Microsoft Corp. researchers. This latest campaign, which began in May, has targeted more than 140 companies, with as many as 14 being successfully breached, the experts said.

Ransomware Gang Behind Colonial Pipeline Hack Hatches Dastardly Recruiting Plan

October 21, 2021 | Daily Beast

The ransomware gang behind the Colonial Pipeline hack is growing so fast it needs to enlist new hackers—and has come up with a sneaky way to do it.

US Financial Institutions Report Major Increase in Ransomware Payments to Cybercriminals

October 15, 2021 | CNN

US financial institutions reported nearly $600 million in suspected ransomware-related payments to cybercriminals in the first six months of 2021 -- more than was reported in all of 2020.

Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity

May 12, 2021 | The White House

The United States faces persistent and increasingly sophisticated malicious cyber campaigns that threaten the public sector, the private sector, and ultimately the American people’s security and privacy.

U.S. Pipeline Cyberattack Forces Closure

May 8, 2021 | The Wall Street Journal

The main pipeline carrying gasoline and diesel fuel to the U.S. East Coast was shut down by its operator after being hit with a cyberattack.

Austin ISD warns of possible data breach

March 29, 2021 | KVUE ABC

Austin ISD notified parents last week after it was made aware of a possible data breach involving a former third-party vendor. According to the letter, there hasn't been any evidence that personal information was used for malicious purposes.

Free decrypter released for victims of Darkside ransomware

January 11, 2021 | ZDNet

A new tool released today by Romanian security firm Bitdefender allows victims of the Darkside ransomware to recover their files without paying the ransom demand.

Industry urges agencies to accelerate zero trust adoption after SolarWinds hack

January 9, 2021 | Fed Scoop

The SolarWinds hack could prove the spark that gets agency holdouts to adopt zero-trust security and hastens additional guidance from government, cybersecurity experts say.

2021 Cybersecurity Trends: Bigger Budgets, Endpoint Emphasis and Cloud

January 3, 2021 | Threat Post

Insider threats are redefined in 2021, the work-from-home trend will continue define the threat landscape and mobile endpoints become the attack vector of choice, according 2021 forecasts.

The SolarWinds cyberattack: The hack, the victims, and what we know

December 19, 2020 | Bleeping Computer

Since the SolarWinds supply chain attack was disclosed last Sunday, there has been a whirlwind of news, technical details, and analysis released about the hack.

Understanding Third-Party Risk

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56% of organizations have experienced a data breach due to a third party.