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.

NSW govt agencies could be forced to report data breaches

NSW govt agencies could be forced to report data breaches

Labor introduces bill.
Nov 17 2017 10:58AM
NSA staffer's backdoored computer may have leaked secrets

NSA staffer's backdoored computer may have leaked secrets

Kaspersky report refutes allegations it helped Russia.
Nov 17 2017 6:40AM
Equifax takes down web page after new compromise

Equifax takes down web page after new compromise

Redirected to fake Adobe Flash update.
Oct 13 2017 6:28AM
Mass hack confirmed at comments plugin Disqus

Mass hack confirmed at comments plugin Disqus

Information taken dates back to 2007.
Oct 9 2017 4:45AM
Equifax CEO follows top IT execs out the door

Equifax CEO follows top IT execs out the door

Latest casualty after massive data breach.
Sep 27 2017 1:17AM
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

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