List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2016 – 456,403,757 records exposed

Well, that’s a high number of exposed records, isn’t it?

November has been jam-packed with data breaches and cyber attacks, and with the Christmas season fast approaching, it’s expected to be even worse in the next couple of months.

It’s worth pointing out that 415 million of the 456 million total came from the breach at FriendFinder Networks.

Here are this month’s attacks and breaches – don’t forget to share with your colleagues!

Cyber attack and ransomware

Bigfork school computers breached

@Kapustkiy and @CyberZeist hack a human rights foundation (UPDATED)

CPNRD computers system hacked by Russians

Department of National Defence investigating possible hack of its recruiting site

Ransomware attack targets Seguin dermatology practice

Washington State Government Breached, Administrator Accounts Dumped Online

Madison County pays ransom

Hacker Claims to Take Down Russian Bank Websites on Election Day

Hackers hit police site after arrests at protest

Ransomware hits San Francisco transport system. Free rides for all as $73,000 demanded

MailChimp accounts hacked to spam out malicious emails

Ask toolbar updates hijacked by attackers to install suspicious code

Gorilla Glue finds itself in sticky situation after hackers steal data

Mark Zuckerberg has his Pinterest account hacked (again)

Data breach

Fancy Bears hack again with attack on senior anti-doping officials.

Data of 34 million Keralites leaked in massive breach

Michigan State University confirms data breach of server containing 400,000 student, staff records

Personal details and criminal records of hundreds of ex-Bolton at Home residents leaked after being left in cabinet sold for £10

Shad0wS3C Hacker Breaches Mexican Government Website

Personal information about Franciscan Health patients stolen

Vascular Surgical Associates Notifies Patients of Hack

Navy to notify 134,386 sailors whose PII was on “compromised” laptop

Deliveroo customers have been hit by account breaches and rogue food orders

Wentworth-Douglass reports privacy breach

Briar Hill Management notifies 2,000 nursing facilities residents of lost laptop

Kapustkiy Breaks into Indian Regional Council Server, 17,000 Users Exposed

Santa sabotaged: Mass data theft from children’s letters to Father Frost in Russia

Almost 600,000 at risk of identity theft after US Department of Housing and Urban Development data breach

Three mobile data hack leaves customers at risk

Over 412 million ‘adult’ accounts exposed – including 15 million deleted ones

8 million GitHub profiles were leaked from GeekedIn’s MongoDB

Personal details of thousands of residents revealed by Melbourne council in data breach site hacked, data dumped

Horizon says privacy breach could affect up to 170K N.J. customers

Big W shutters online shopping after data leak

ElSurveillance hacks and dumps two more dating sites; warns users about “Russian black hats”

Open Database Exposes Millions of Job Seekers’ Personal Information

Kaiser notifies 8,000 members whose information was briefly exposed online

Canadian casino says it was hacked, data was stolen

Bought a car recently? Millions of dealership customer details found online

Cisco jobs portal exposed personal data

New Zealand Nurses Organisation notifies 47,000 members of breach

Financial information

Report holds Hitachi responsible for debit card data theft

Thieves Use Skimmers on ATMs in Four NYC Hospitals

Madison Square Garden Company Alerts Customers of Payment Card Data Breach

Atlantis, Paradise Island Provides Notice of Data Security Incident

Tesco Bank freezes online transactions after fraudulent activity – updated

Sentinel Hotel Notifies Guests of Payment Card Incident

City of El Paso duped out of $3.3 million in phishing scam


Blackmailers target customers of hacked Liechtenstein bank: paper

Aetna division notifying thousands of missing CD

IRS Employees Sent Unencrypted Emails Containing Personal Data of Thousands of Taxpayers

Fighting back

18-Year-Old “Computer Genius” Charged with Launching DDoS Attacks

Victoria Gardens Verizon Wireless store focus of ID theft ring investigation

“KYAnonymous” pleads guilty in Steubenville case

HCMC Employee Sentenced for Fraudulently Using Patients’ Credit Cards

Teenage Birmingham brothers quizzed over £1million credit card fraud

Teenager admits to seven hacking offences in TalkTalk data breach

Trends and traits of data breaches

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  1. Lea 29th November 2016
    • Lewis Morgan 2nd December 2016