ThreatWatch is a snapshot of the data breaches hitting organizations and individuals, globally, on a daily basis.
The information is based on accounts published by outside news organizations and researchers.
We have tried to provide you with a sample of the most prevalent and interesting cyber events. Each incident chronicled includes the suspected attackers' methods of penetration and apparent target to help highlight patterns of activity and emerging threats. The records are limited to episodes where data actually was compromised. These are not accounts of new viruses, spam, or malicious email campaigns that might lead to breaches.
Some of the events cited are more damaging than portrayed, while others may later turn out not to be hacks at all: as you’ll see, the number of people affected is one of the hardest measures to track.
About the map: The global map visualizes real-time malicious activity data captured by sensors used by the experimental Honeynet Project, an international non-profit security research organization dedicated to investigating the latest attacks and developing open source tools to improve Internet security. The green dots indicate the geographic locations of outgoing malicious activity. The map represents only some of the activity detected at any given time because not all of the project's sensors push their data.Collapse
Cyber espionage; Network intrusion; Stolen credentials
Hackers ogled 500,000 consumer records at British boob job clinics
Healthcare and Public Health // UK
Voyeurs went after online forms sent to the Harley Medical Group detailing potential patients’ questions regarding tummy tucks, boob jobs ...
Cyber espionage; Data dump; Unauthorized use of user privileges; User accounts compromised
Activists angry over strikes on Israeli websites hack back
Social Media // Web Services
As hacker group Anonymous carried out “OpIsrael,”an opposing group made them not so anonymous, by infiltrating their webcams and shooting ...
Stolen credentials; User accounts compromised; Software vulnerability
Heartbleed hurts British mums and Canadian taxpayers
Financial Services // Social Media // Canada and UK
The social insurance numbers for about 900 Canadian residents and private data from the UK popular parenting website have been compromised, ...
Credential-stealing malware; User accounts compromised
Ukrainian hackers extradited to Nebraska after stealing from local bank, DOJ says
Financial Services // Nebraska, United States
A transnational criminal organization allegedly used credential-stealing code to access people’s bank accounts and transfer millions of ...
Cyber espionage; Network intrusion; Unauthorized use of user privileges
Heart health center posts click-through ad to announce e-records breach
Healthcare and Public Health // Texas, United States
The advertisement on the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal website stated that the Lubbock Cardiology Clinic’s electronic health record system was ...
Network intrusion; Stolen credentials
Passwords of 80,000 federal contractor personnel exposed
The employees are at risk of identity theft after a hacker penetrated a database at market research firm Deltek and stole their personal ...
Insider attack; Stolen credentials; Unauthorized use of employer’s data; User accounts compromised
Call center workers cash out on AT&T customer data
Telecommunications // Florida , United States
At least eight individuals in Florida allegedly were involved in stealing client data to conduct unauthorized wire transfers and obtain ...
Network intrusion; Unauthorized use of system administrator privileges
Suspicious drone strike takes out triathlete
Transportation // Geraldton, Australia
The owner of a remote-controlled helicopter, which fell and reportedly hit a runner competing in a race in Western Australia, said the ...
Social engineering; Stolen credentials; User accounts compromised
Bank courier imposters cheat an 83-year-old cancer patient out of money and a PIN
Financial Services // London, UK
Shaun Moore, 22, and Jevon Grant, 20, were sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and two years in a young offenders' institution for ...
Stolen credentials; Unauthorized use of user privileges
18 million international email passwords pocketed in Germany
The logins apparently already had been used to spread spam, as well as assemble a so-called botnet that hijacks victims’ computers to ...