The Biggest Data Breaches of 2018

Online security label manufacturer Seareach.plc.uk who specialise in asset labels and asset tracking, has collated some of the biggest data breaches of 2018.

February

  • 150 million MyFitnessPal app users had their details leaked in a data breach including usernames, email addresses and passwords.

March

  • Orbitz had 880,000 customers payment card details, stolen by a hacker, thanks to a security vulnerability in the travel site’s legacy booking system.
  • Fifa More than 3.4 terabytes of data and 70 million documents from FIFA, containing numerous allegations of corruption, was leaked to German magazine Der Spiegel by the Football Leaks organisation.
  • Cambridge Analytica harvested data (without user permission) from Facebook, more than 80 million people were affected by the data exposure.
April
  • Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s online customers may have had their personal information and credit card details exposed to a third party between April 26 and June 12.
May
  • Rail Europe, breach saw customer details including credit card numbers, expiration dates, and card verification codes, stolen over three months.
June
  • Over a million Adidas customers were affected by their data breach. The website was hacked with contact information, usernames, and hashed passwords stolen.
July
  • Timehop suffered a significant data breach on 7 July 2018 names, email addresses and phone numbers of 21 million users were accessed.
  • Ticketmaster suffered data breach which saw hackers operating a massive credit card skimming operation, via third-party code installed on e-commerce websites.
  • 23,000 Fortnum and Mason customers details were accessed in a data breach, including addresses and contact phone numbers.
August
  • British Airways data breach hit 380,000 transactions through their website and mobile app. Personal and financial information was stolen.
September
  • 90 million Facebook user accounts were exposed when hackers stole access tokens that they could then use to take over almost 50 million profiles.
November
  • Cathay Pacific admitted this month that they had suffered a significant data breach affecting up to 9.4 million passengers, in March.
  • Over 100 million Quora users had their emails, passwords and names taken. The breach occurred after unauthorised access by a malicious third party.
  • Details from over 500 million guest reservations, were stolen from Marriot’s Starwood database. Customers were notified in November but authorised accessed could date back to 2014.
December

  • Twitter was hit by a data breach on its platforms support form. It exposed user data to IP addresses from Saudi Arabia and China.

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from IT Security Expert Blog authored by Dave Whitelegg. Read the original post at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/securityexpert/~3/nbTqIN5PvA0/the-biggest-data-breaches-of-2018.html