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.

Equifax admits Apache Struts flaw behind megahack

Equifax admits Apache Struts flaw behind megahack

Vulnerability exploited in the wild since March.
Sep 14 2017 12:40PM
Four million Time Warner Cable records exposed in leak

Four million Time Warner Cable records exposed in leak

Stored on open Amazon server.
Sep 4 2017 6:50AM
Yahoo ordered to face litigation by data breach victims

Yahoo ordered to face litigation by data breach victims

Bid to quash lawsuit nixed.
Sep 4 2017 6:40AM
Massive spambot captures 711 million email addresses

Massive spambot captures 711 million email addresses

Largest-ever data dump.
Aug 30 2017 10:30AM
Exploit vendor offers large bounties for messaging app 0days

Exploit vendor offers large bounties for messaging app 0days

Up to US$500,000 on the table.
Aug 24 2017 6:40AM
Blood Service escapes penalties in data breach investigation

Blood Service escapes penalties in data breach investigation

Contractor given harsher rebuke.
Aug 7 2017 11:51AM
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

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