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
None of 20,000 patients affected were ever notified of 911 computer breach
Healthcare and Public Health // Ohio, United States
Information in Morrow County, Ohio emergency medical service networks was at risk in 2011 due to ports left open and malicious software. ...
Stolen credentials; User accounts compromised
ID theft at prominent medical center leads to 788 fraud incidents
Healthcare and Public Health // Pennsylvania, United States
About 27,000 of a total of 62,000 employees were affected by a breach of personal information at the University of Pittsburgh Medical ...
AOL’s email service compromised
Many users have reported their email addresses are being used to send out spam. The extent of the breach is unknown. "AOL takes the safety ...
Free speech activists hack Turkish bank running soccer surveillance system
Financial Services // Turkey
Aktif Bank, the country’s largest privately owned investment bank, recently unveiled a controversial e-ticketing system for fans of the ...
Network intrusion; Software vulnerability
Walled-off corporate network hacked using Heartbleed
Attackers took advantage of a delay between the disclosure of Heartbleed on 4/7 and the time when companies began plugging the hole to bust ...
Connecticut utilities hacked without disrupting services
Energy // Other Critical Infrastructure // Connecticut, United States
Electric, natural gas and major water companies, along with regional distribution systems, were penetrated, but defenses prevented ...
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 ...