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
WannaCry Ransomware Stops Honda Manufacturing Plant
Manufacturing // Sayama, Japan
The global WannaCry ransomware outbreak forced Honda to hit the brakes at one of its vehicle production plants. Honda Motor Company ...
NSO Group’s Spyware Found on iPhones of Mexican Government Critics
Government (Foreign) // Mexico
A spyware sold exclusively to governments to track criminals and terrorists was found on the smartphones of human-rights lawyers, ...
198M Voters’ Data Exposed by RNC Contractor
Political Organizations // United States
Improperly configured databases exposed 198 million potential voters’ personal information and how they may vote on hot-button issues, ...
1M Survey Participants' Info Stolen in Washington State University Safe Theft
Education // Olympia, Washington, United States
A burglar made off with a USB drive with the sensitive information of about 1 million Washington State University survey participants, ...
DHS, FBI Warn of Tools Used By North Korean Hacking Group
Defense Industrial Base // Financial Services // Media // Other Critical Infrastructure
The Homeland Security Department and FBI issued a joint technical alert Tuesday, detailing the tools and botnet infrastructure ...
GameStop Confirms Payment Info Breach for Online Shoppers
GameStop recently notified customers their personal information and payment methods may have been compromised in a data breach the ...
Al Jazeera Media Under ‘Systematic and Continual’ Cyberattack
Media // Qatar
Al Jazeera Media Network platforms remain operational despite “undergoing systematic and continual hacking attempts,” the company said ...
Researcher Finds Ways into Subaru’s Connected Car Tech
Transportation // Web Services
Over a few days, a security researcher unearthed at least eight vulnerabilities in mobile apps for Subaru’s connected car technology ...
OneLogin Password Manager Sends Customers Long List of Fixes After Breach
Web Services // United States
Password manager OneLogin acknowledged a breach of its systems, but reports say the company is downplaying how significant the incident ...
Data dump; Network intrusion
Hackers Blackmail Plastic Surgery Patients After Stealing Pictures
Healthcare and Public Health // Lithuania
Hackers published a cache of personal information—including nude pictures—from Lithuanian plastic surgery clinics after attempting to ...