By our reckoning, September 2021 saw 97 security incidents comprising 91,127,815 million breached records.
What is unusual about this month is that a single incident accounted for most of those records: 61 million of them, in fact, which were exposed via an unsecured database.
According to Website Planet, whose researchers discovered the database, the organisation responsible was GetHealth, a New York City company that syncs data from numerous IOT health and fitness trackers, including FitBits and Apple’s Healthkit.
Compromised data included users’ “first and last name, display name, date of birth, weight, height, gender, geo location, and more”.
This brings the year’s running total to 996 security incidents and 4,132,751,378 records.
As ever, you can find links to all the incidents listed below.
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Notice of Data Event – Simon Eye (14,400)
Ransomware and malware
Unauthorised access and vulnerabilities
Internal error and malicious insiders
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