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The 15 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Data breaches affecting millions of users are far too common. Here are some of the biggest, baddest breaches in recent memory.

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Iran’s nuclear energy agency confirms email server hacked

Iranian hacking group Black Reward has claimed responsibility for a breach at the email server of the country's Bushehr nuclear power plant, in support of nationwide protests over the death of a young woman in police custody.

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8 strange ways employees can (accidently) expose data

From eyeglass reflections and new job postings to certificate transparency logs and discarded printers, employees have odd ways to unintentionally expose data..

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Most hackers need 5 hours or less to break into enterprise environments

A new survey of 300 ethical hackers provides insight into not only the most common means of initial access but how a complete end-to-end attack happens.

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A third of Australian population likely affected in Optus cyberattack

Breached information includes names, dates of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, and, for a subset of customers, addresses, ID document numbers such as driver's licence or passport numbers.

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Uber links cyberattack to LAPSUS$, says sensitive user data remains protected

Attacker likely bought employee account credentials on the dark web and then escalated privileges to access internal tools.

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Uber responding to “cybersecurity incident” following reports of significant data breach

Uber says it is in contact with law enforcement following reports of a significant data beach of its network.

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The 12 biggest data breach fines, penalties, and settlements so far

Hacks and data thefts, enabled by weak security, cover-ups or avoidable mistakes have cost these companies a total of nearly $4.4 billion and counting.

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TikTok denies breach after hackers claim billions of user records stolen

TikTok says that data samples are publicly accessible information and not a result of compromise of their systems, networks, or database.

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Samsung reports second data breach in 6 months

Samsung claims no consumer devices were affected by the breach, in which customers’ contact information, dates of birth and product registration details were leaked.

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Facebook agrees to settle class action lawsuit related to Cambridge Analytica data breach

The four-year-old lawsuit claimed Facebook allowed the British political consulting firm access to private data of over 80 million users.

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Password manager LastPass reveals intrusion into development system

The company states that user data remains secure and it continues to investigate the incident.

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What is the cost of a data breach?

The cost of a data breach is not easy to define, but as more and more organizations fall victim to attacks and exposures, the financial repercussions are becoming clearer.

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Cisco admits hack on IT network, links attacker to LAPSUS$ threat group

Cisco says an employee’s credentials were compromised after an attacker gained control of a personal Google account.

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U.S. Federal Court breach reveals IT and security maturation issues

An investigation into the 2020 breach results in 18 recommendations for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to change its IT and security policies and practices.

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Supply chain security breaches jumped in US in 2021

The latest Consumer Identity and Breach Report from ForgeRock found that supply chain security breaches rose last year, with unauthorized access the leading infection vector.

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10 industry-defining security incidents from the last decade

From Heartbleed to Apache Struts to SolarWinds, these are the 10 watershed security incidents of the past 10 years.

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Deakin University smishing attack highlights the dangers of just one compromised account

Even after Australians lost $2 billion to scammers last year, SMS scams are getting worse, and educational institutions are in the firing line

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