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
Spearphishing; User accounts compromised
Hackers Entered Multiple ICANN Databases
Parts of the Internet’s address system were successfully opened by spearphishers, who spoofed Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and ...
Credential-stealing malware; Cyber espionage; Network intrusion; Software vulnerability
Sands Casino Corporate Systems Eviscerated by Iranians
Entertainment // Nevada, United States
After company CEO Sheldon Adelson endorsed nuking Iran during public remarks at Yeshiva University, hacktivists thought to be ...
Ontario Government Website Visitors: ‘U Can’t Touch This’
Government (Foreign) // Ontario, Canada
A third party company that provides domain routing services for the province was hacked on Friday, resulting in Ontario.ca users landing on ...
Cyber espionage; Network intrusion; User accounts compromised
Sony Didn’t Tell Employees about a February Hack
It is unclear if a newly-revealed cyber breach is connected to the gargantuan assault underway at Sony Pictures, but the hackers snatched ...
Credential-stealing malware; Network intrusion; Software vulnerability
Alaska Mental Health Facility Blamed for Hack of Sensitive Files
Healthcare and Public Health // Alaska, United States
The Health and Human Services Department is holding an Alaska mental health center accountable for compromising medical data by failing to ...
Insider attack; Stolen credentials; User accounts compromised
ER Nurse Canned for Racking Up Charges with Patients’ Cards
Financial Services // Healthcare and Public Health // Florida, United States
Authorities found a fraudulently obtained item and a handwritten ledger listing personal information and credit card numbers for ...
Incognito Hackers Filched Mobile Payment Processor for Almost Five Years
Financial Services // Retailer
Compromised firm Charge Anywhere warned that some of the card data it sends and receives appears in plaintext, allowing attackers to copy ...
Spammers Possibly Breached BT-owned Email Provider
Plusnet denies that customer data has been compromised by fraudsters. One tipster told the Register: On 14th November a number of Plusnet ...
Payment device infection; Stolen credentials; User accounts compromised
Fashion Retailer Bebe Suffers Credit Card Breach
The women’s clothing chain bebe stores inc. says hackers stole customer card data from stores nationwide for a period of several weeks. The ...
Blogger Leaks ‘Evidence’ of China’s Propaganda Machine
Ant-government activist “Xiaolan” has posted to the Internet an archive of email communications from the Internet Information Office of ...