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 shows the location of the most recent breaches cited in the ThreatWatch database. When available, we also show the location of the hackers responsible for the breach.Collapse
Cyber espionage; Network intrusion
U.S. Steel Blames Chinese Military Hackers for Stealing Trade Secrets
Manufacturing // Pennsylvania, United States
The company, in a complaint filed on April 26 with the International Trade Commission, said a computer belonging to a Pittsburgh researcher ...
Network intrusion; Unauthorized use of system administrator privileges; Software vulnerability
Bangladesh Bank Robbers Compromised Global Financial System to Hide Their Tracks
Financial Services // Bangladesh
The attackers who, as reported earlier, stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank in February probably hacked into software from ...
Data dump; Network intrusion
Hackers Gut Gold-Mining Firm Goldcorp
Manufacturing // Vancouver, Canada
A trove of employee and corporate data from the Vancouver-based firm has apparently been dumped online. After receiving a tip from the ...
Stolen credentials; Unauthorized use of system administrator privileges; Software vulnerability
Unauthorized Entity Entered a Backdoor in Facebook’s Code
One good-guy hacker recently detected a server-side vulnerability that had not only existed for months, but that apparently had been ...
Data dump; Software vulnerability
Hackers Punish Celeb Nudie Gawkers
A database has leaked from a forum dedicated to sharing pictures of undressed celebrities, inspired by those stolen from Apple's iCloud in ...
Social engineering; Spearphishing; Stolen credentials
Fake School Superintendent Tricks Employee into Releasing Teacher Tax Forms
Education // Washington , United States
An email configured to look as though it had originated from Olympia School District Superintendent Dick Cvitanich’s work account was sent ...
Cyber espionage; Insider attack; Unauthorized use of employer’s data
New York Doc Planted Spy Cams in ICU Restroom to Catch Alleged Druggie Coworker
Healthcare and Public Health // New York, United States
Jeffrey Gould, 32, is accused of hiding two cameras in a bathroom of Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. The pair of “spy pens” were found in a ...
Network intrusion; Stolen credentials; Unauthorized use of system administrator privileges
Payroll Hack & Tax Fraud Hits Denver Archdiocese Personnel
Government (U.S.) // Nonprofit
A data breach at the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver has put current and terminated employees, as well as their dependents, spouses and ...
Spearphishing; Stolen credentials
Email Scam at Turner Construction Co. Affects Employees Nationwide
Manufacturing // United States
An unknowing employee sent personal and financial information on workers to a fraudulent email address, according to a notification that a ...
Stolen credentials; User accounts compromised
Fraudsters Stole Data on Baltimore City Employees
Government (U.S.) // Maryland, United States
The security breach was detected when a "few dozen" city employees attempted to file tax returns and were rejected, according to officials. ...