List of data breaches and cyber attacks in March 2018

Healthcare breaches are common in our monthly lists – but the number of incidents this month is insane. Take a look at the list, and you’ll quickly notice that the majority of them are healthcare related.

There’s a mixture of incidents in there, from a rogue employee to someone accidentally sending information to the wrong fax number.

Yes, I said fax…

This month I count 20,836,531 records leaked. This figure is likely to grow in the next few days – so be sure to check back soon. If you’d like a more regular update of breaches and cyber attacks, you should subscribe to our Daily Sentinel.

Cyber attack

Atlanta city government systems down due to ransomware attack 

Finger Lakes Health dealing with ransomware attack (Corrected)

Atrium Hospitality Notifies Hotel Guests of Ransomware Incident

MVSU Campus Loses Internet After Ransomware Attack

Ca: JJ Meds was attacked today

Pinelands Regional School District Computers Hit by Emotet Virus

County employees targets of malware attack

Jemison Internal Medicine discloses ransomware event

Data breach

License, ID data lost in crash: System failure affects 66,500 Hawaii residents

Revealed! Personal data of 5 million ex-servicemen may have been breached, armed forces veteran calls it chilling

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership apologises for data breach

Oregon tax agency employee copied personal data of 36,000 people

SAMBA Federal Employee Benefit Association programming error resulted in mismailed information

Southeast Clinical Pathology Laboratories Notifies Patients of Stolen Laptop

Medical records exposed by flaw in Telstra Health’s Argus software

School district reports inadvertent disclosure

CareMeridian notifies patients after disk goes missing in the mail

Georgia MENTOR notifies patients after disk with protected health information discovered lost in the mail

Primary Health Care notifies patients after discovering hack of employee email accounts

National Lottery hacked: 10.5m players are warned to change their passwords

The Dutch Data Protection Authority accidentally leaked its employees’ data

Nampa School District investigating cyber security breach

Svitzer employee details stolen in data breach affecting almost half of its Australian employees

Walmart jewelry partner exposed 1.3 million customer details

Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies refers data leak to Prosecutor’s Office

Port of Longview hit with major cyberattack

ATI Physical Therapy notifies patients of data breach

FLVS leak affected 50,000 Leon County employees and students

Used Tesco for your travel cash in the past? Your personal details may have been hit by a data leak at its provider Travelex

Owner says North Battleford store receiving private medical records via fax

Personal data of 3,000 South Carolina college scholarship recipients exposed for nearly a year

Approx. 9,000 Penn students affected by security breach that released their private information

Medical and personal information on 33,420 BJC HealthCare patients left exposed on Internet

Statistics Canada loses, mishandles hundreds of sensitive census, employment files

Security breach affects 46 employees, family members at Columbia College Chicago

Data Breach Left Millions of Israeli Kids’ Pictures Vulnerable to Hacking

Leon County Schools vendor’s data leak exposed 368,000 current and former FLVS students’ details, LCS teacher data, and more

LA talent agency burglarized of three computers with private data

Front Range Dermatology Associates suffers a breach of medical records

Waltham Forest Council has breached data protection laws

Officials: 2 ex-Florida Hospital employees stole, sold patient records

Flexible Benefit Service Corporation notifies 5,123 of phishing incident

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Notifies 11,000 Consumers About Breach of Protected Health Information

QuadMed health records system issue affected onsite clinics of three clients

Tufts Health Plan notifies 70,320 members after vendor error exposes information in envelope window

French news site L’Express exposed reader data online, failed to promptly secure it when notified

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Discloses Email Gaffe

Financial information

He tried to tell you you’re leaking data. Even after you stupidly blocked him.

Former nursing home employee admits stealing residents’ credit card numbers

Expedia’s Orbitz says 880,000 payment cards hit in breach

Trusted Quid: Notification of Data Breach

SA-based Frost Bank investigating breach, contacting affected customers

Olathe restaurant owner accused of identity theft

Okaloosa Water and Sewer warns users of possible security breach

Point-of-Sale Breach Confirmed at Some Applebee’s Locations

Equifax discovers another 2.4 million customers hit by data breach


Surgeon believes hackers ‘led warplanes to Syrian hospital’ after targeting his computer after remote surgery

Hackers possibly in the U.S. target more than 400 schools with bomb hoax

Be wary when scanning QR codes with iOS 11’s camera app

Poisoned BitTorrent client kickstarted malware outbreak that tried to infect 400,000 PCs