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 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
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

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