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
Spyware Exploits 3 Zero Days in Apple’s iOS
Global Organizations // Media // Activists // UAE
A couple of text messages sent to a human rights activist led to an Apple software update to plug three zero-day vulnerabilities in iOS ...
Social Media Takeover
Hackers Take Over Ukraine Government Social Media
Government (Foreign) // Social Media // Ukraine
As Ukraine celebrated its independence from the Soviet Union, hackers took over various government social media channels. Newsweek reports ...
Cyber espionage; Network intrusion
Russian-linked Hackers Target NYT, Other Media Outlets
Suspected Russian intelligence groups attempted to hack The New York Times and other media organizations. The hackers targeted reporters’ ...
Bitcoin Warns Users of Suspected State-Sponsored Hack
Financial Services // State-Sponsored Hackers
Bitcoin recently warned users an upcoming release could be targeted by state-sponsored hackers. “Bitcoin.org has reason to suspect that the ...
Report: Trump Campaign Targeted with Malware
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and other party organizations were targeted with malware, according to Reuters. “At least ...
Cyber espionage; Data dump; Network intrusion
Shadow Brokers vs. NSA
Did the National Security Agency get hacked? That’s the big question of the week, which people started asking Aug. 13 when a group calling ...
Linux Flaw Exposes 1.4 Billion Android Devices to Spying
A huge number of Android users are vulnerable to a flaw that allows attackers to intercept communications and—if unencrypted—inject ...
Data dump; Stolen credentials
Hacker Publishes House Democrats’ Personal Cell Numbers, Emails
Government (U.S.) // Washington, D.C., United States
A hacker reportedly connected to Russian intelligence groups posted the personal cellphone numbers and emails of most of the Democrats in ...
Australian Census 2016 Disrupted By DDoS Attacks
Government (Foreign) // Australia, Australia
Australians took to Twitter to let the Australian Bureau of Statistics know about its #CensusFail, however, the source of website woes was ...
Stolen credentials; Man-in-the-middle attack; Software vulnerability
100M Volkswagens Could Be Hacked Wirelessly
Keyless cars manufactured by the Volkswagen group since 1995 may be unlocked wirelessly, according to new research. "We show that the ...