List of data breaches and cyber attacks in January

Cyber attacks and data breaches were at an all-time high in 2014, and I feared that they wouldn’t slow down as we come into 2015. Turns out, my fears were accurate.

While there hasn’t been a large-scale data breach in January, there has been plenty going on.

Data breaches

Marriott app left customer information vulnerable for four years

Aussie Travel Cover data breach – thousands of policyholders not informed that records were stolen

Firstsource: 90 call centre employees suspended over “data breach”

Unpatched vulnerability leaves millions of Moonpig customers at risk for 17 months

Wingstop announces payment card data security incident

Park ‘N Fly confirms data breach affecting customer’s payment cards

Chick-fil-A investigates payment card data breach

Thieves target American and United airlines, dozens of free trips booked

Minecraft data breach – usernames and passwords leaked online

Wisconsin chiropractic clinic notifies 3,000 patients of insider breach

Malware infects payment card system at French Lick Resort

Cyber attacks

Lizard Squad attacks Malaysia Airlines website

Microsoft Outlook hacked, says China censorship watcher

19,000 French websites suffer cyber attack in ‘unprecedented surge’

German government websites hacked by pro-Russian hackers

Finnish bank hit with DDoS attack

Dirty sex website xHamster exploited in malvertising campaign


Cameron hoax call – PM denies security breach

Unconfirmed zero-day vulnerability discovered in Adobe Flash Player

Manual hijacking: hacked for being called Mercedes

Road signs hacked to display foul-mouthed calls for literacy

FBI issues wire transfer scam alert

WhatsApp privacy hole exposes users’ private profile photos

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  1. Jennifer Noce 25th March 2015
    • Lewis Morgan 26th March 2015