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.

Hacker makes off with millions in cryptocurrency heist

Hacker makes off with millions in cryptocurrency heist

Allegedly altered Ethereum address for ICO.
Jul 18 2017 8:30AM
Ashley Madison parent in $14.3m settlement over data breach

Ashley Madison parent in $14.3m settlement over data breach

But denies wrongdoing.
Jul 17 2017 6:49AM
Bupa employee steals data for 108,000 global customers

Bupa employee steals data for 108,000 global customers

Personal details exposed.
Jul 14 2017 6:56AM
Immigration's 2014 data breach has cost it almost $1m so far

Immigration's 2014 data breach has cost it almost $1m so far

But costs could rise.
Jul 13 2017 11:25AM
Medicare access to be reviewed after breach discovery

Medicare access to be reviewed after breach discovery

System hasn't been changed in eight years.
Jul 10 2017 9:26AM
Anthem to pay record $152m over data breach

Anthem to pay record $152m over data breach

To settle US lawsuits.
Jun 26 2017 7:08AM
Identity manager OneLogin hacked, user data accessed

Identity manager OneLogin hacked, user data accessed

Customers required to reset credentials.
Jun 2 2017 6:45AM
Bikies hack key fobs to steal cars

Bikies hack key fobs to steal cars

Rash of rustled Jeep Wranglers.
Jun 1 2017 9:31AM
Payment data stolen in Chipotle breach

Payment data stolen in Chipotle breach

Most restaurants hit with PoS malware.
May 29 2017 6:43AM
Hacker stole Zomato passwords to force bug bounty

Hacker stole Zomato passwords to force bug bounty

Some 17 million records taken.
May 19 2017 6:31AM
Australia, China agree to oppose cyber IP theft

Australia, China agree to oppose cyber IP theft

Diplomats seek curb on IP theft.
Apr 24 2017 3:09PM
Hack sets off 156 emergency sirens across Dallas

Hack sets off 156 emergency sirens across Dallas

Manual switch-off required to end wailing.
Apr 10 2017 7:30AM
WikiLeaks dumps CIA malware obfuscation code

WikiLeaks dumps CIA malware obfuscation code

False-flag 'Marble Framework' released.
Apr 3 2017 6:37AM
How the AFP nabbed an Aussie Anonymous hacker

How the AFP nabbed an Aussie Anonymous hacker

Inside Operation Alastria.
Mar 20 2017 6:40AM
Verifone confirms corporate network was hacked

Verifone confirms corporate network was hacked

US stores hit.
Mar 9 2017 10:31AM
Australia finally has mandatory data breach notification

Australia finally has mandatory data breach notification

After many years of trying.
Feb 13 2017 1:18PM
Your 'anonymous' browsing history can reveal your identity

Your 'anonymous' browsing history can reveal your identity

Researchers find 72 percent of histories can be associated with users.
Feb 8 2017 11:47AM
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

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