Data breaches Data breaches

Technology is getting smarter, but hackers are still stealing data through basic web application flaws. Even sophisticated attacks exploit a series of basic security oversights. In this topic page, we keep tabs on some of the most prominent breaches and discuss how you can avoid being a statistic.

The Shadow Brokers call it quits, release free Windows hacks

The Shadow Brokers call it quits, release free Windows hacks

10,000 BTC can still buy exploit trove.
Jan 13 2017 12:13PM
Ashley Madison owner to pay $2.2m to FTC over hack

Ashley Madison owner to pay $2.2m to FTC over hack

Can't pay full $24 million.
Dec 15 2016 7:10AM
ThyssenKrupp reveals trade secrets hack

ThyssenKrupp reveals trade secrets hack

"Massive" cyber attack on plant engineering division.
Dec 9 2016 6:34AM
US Navy hack hits personal data of 130,000 sailors

US Navy hack hits personal data of 130,000 sailors

HPE contractor's laptop compromised.
Nov 24 2016 11:31AM
Big W shutters online shopping after data leak

Big W shutters online shopping after data leak

Checkout pages pre-populated with other customers' data.
Nov 13 2016 2:59PM
Capgemini exposes millions of recruitment firm clients

Capgemini exposes millions of recruitment firm clients

Australian jobseekers' data spills onto the internet.
Nov 11 2016 8:51AM
Yahoo first discovered hack back in 2014

Yahoo first discovered hack back in 2014

Board launches review into "scope of knowledge".
Nov 11 2016 6:39AM
Swarm of lawsuits follow Yahoo mass data breach

Swarm of lawsuits follow Yahoo mass data breach

Users seeking redress for huge hack.
Nov 10 2016 9:38AM
Thousands of UK online bank accounts raided

Thousands of UK online bank accounts raided

Tesco Bank freezes online transactions.
Nov 8 2016 6:43AM
Phishers go after Red Cross data breach victims

Phishers go after Red Cross data breach victims

Texts ask users to click on links.
Nov 2 2016 4:16PM
'Sorry' isn't good enough when sensitive data is compromised

'Sorry' isn't good enough when sensitive data is compromised

[Blog post] Lack of responsibility means Red Cross won't be the last.
Nov 2 2016 2:30PM
Contractor behind Australia's biggest-ever data breach revealed

Contractor behind Australia's biggest-ever data breach revealed

Exclusive: How human error exposed 550,000 donors.
Oct 28 2016 4:25PM
Australia's biggest data breach sees 1.3m records leaked

Australia's biggest data breach sees 1.3m records leaked

Medical data exposed.
Oct 28 2016 12:00PM
Police arrest Russian tied to 2012 LinkedIn hack

Police arrest Russian tied to 2012 LinkedIn hack

Russia to fight extradition.
Oct 20 2016 6:29AM
Attackers exploiting CBA health fund data breach

Attackers exploiting CBA health fund data breach

CBHS warns customers to delete dodgy emails.
Oct 11 2016 10:00AM
US formally accuses Russian hackers of political cyber attacks

US formally accuses Russian hackers of political cyber attacks

Wikileaks "front for Russian spy units".
Oct 8 2016 3:15PM
Security firm disputes Yahoo claim hack was state-sponsored

Security firm disputes Yahoo claim hack was state-sponsored

Data to be sold to spammers.
Sep 30 2016 6:40AM
Yahoo sued over 2014 mega hack

Yahoo sued over 2014 mega hack

"Gross negligence" alleged for leak of 500m accounts.
Sep 24 2016 10:34AM
Yahoo confirms mega user account data breach

Yahoo confirms mega user account data breach

Says 500m accounts stolen in 2014 attack.
Sep 23 2016 6:38AM
Two US state voter databases breached

Two US state voter databases breached

Could be precursor to a larger attack ahead of presidential election.
Aug 30 2016 6:23AM

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