List of data breaches and cyber-attacks that’s Scarier than Halloween!

In this blog, we list few top stories of data breaches and cyber-attacks that’s Scarier than Halloween!

Equifax, which is one of the largest reported corporate data breaches in this month. Not this but there were lots of other data breaches and cyber-attacks in list like; Deloitte, Nunavut’s, etc.. million’s of records leaked in few months.

Cyber attack & ransomware

  •  Arkansas Oral & Facial Surgery Center notifies 128,000 patients of ransomware incident
  • UISD investigating computer hacking
  • Sheriffs warn of hackers after upstate attack
  • Meridian Secondary School’s art competition site hacked
  • MongoDB ransacking starts again: Hackers ransom 26,000 unsecured instances
  • Mystery surrounds malware attack that forced German state parliament offline
  • Princess ransomware makes a visit to the wrong website a royal mistake
  • CCleaner, distributed by anti-virus firm Avast, contained malicious backdoor

Data Breach

  • Credit reporting firm Equifax says data breach could potentially affect 143 million US consumers
  • Huge potential privacy breach exposes Nunavut’s lax file management
  • The Irish National Teacher’s Organisation suffers breach affecting up to 30,000 teachers
  • Personal data and lab results of more than 6,000 people were exposed online for months
  • Deloitte hit by cyber-attack revealing clients’ secret emails
  • Woman Stole Elderly Identities To Fund ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’; Cops Say
  • Telstra glitch sends personal SMS messages to random recipients after fire at exchange
  • SMART Physical Therapy hacked by TheDarkOverlord
  • Passwords to Over a Half Million Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online
  • Medical Mutual Provides Notice of Data Incident
  • Data breach made public, Ridgeview says it exposed some email addresses
  • PeaceHealth employee accessed patient info unnecessarily
  • AU Medical Center patients data possibly compromised by attack on faculty email accounts
  • Morehead Memorial Hospital: Data breach may have leaked patient and employee information
  • Vevo Hackers Leak — Then Delete — Huge Trove of Internal Videos, Documents
  • Somerville House donors warned of data breach
  • Hacker steals thousands of student records from WA TAFE
  • Man stole records from doctors’ storage unit
  • Notice of data breach affecting 1 million site users
  • AIB loses 550 bank customers’ confidential information
  • Exposes Highly Sensitive Information in Massive Privacy Breach
  • Port Phillip Council privacy breach exposes 700 email addresses
  • AXA data breach affects 5,400 Singapore customers
  • Community Memorial Health System in Ventura suffers data security breach
  • Taringa hacked: 28 million users’ credentials compromised
  • Customer data stolen after attack on jobs platform
  • Thousands of sensitive mercenary resumes exposed after security lapse
  • BroadSoft Inc. left millions of partners’ customer data records exposed

Financial information

  • Breach at Sonic Drive-In May Have Impacted Millions of Credit, Debit Cards
  • Leak puts Toowoomba residents at risk of identity fraud
  • Dutch Bitcoin Broker Litebit Suffers Second Data Breach in Six Weeks
  • Financial records, kids names, charity money stolen
  • MacEwan University defrauded of nearly $12M in phishing scam


  • 7% of All Amazon S3 Servers Are Exposed, Explaining Recent Surge of Data Leaks
  • Adobe’s security team reveals its private PGP key
  • Red Alert 2.0: New Android banking trojan can block and log incoming calls from bank

Fighting back against cyber crime

  • UP STF busts gang which hacked secure source code to crack Aadhaar, issued fake biometric cards
  • Roman Seleznev pleads guilty to federal charges in Georgia and Nevada
  • Former Columbia Sportswear Company employee pleads guilty to hacking network
  • Man involved with “Crackas With Attitude” sentenced to 5 years
  • Police Seize Domain of Online Store That Stole User’s Card Data