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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in…

We found a comparatively low 9,780,931 breached records from publicly disclosed security incidents in June 2021. But don’t be fooled by that number – it comes from 106 incidents, which is roughly average for the…

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in…

For the second month in a row, ransomware has dominated our list of data breaches and cyber attacks. Of the 128 publicly disclosed incidents that we discovered in May, more than 40% of them were…

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in…

The cyber security industry was rocked in February after a ransomware attack against the Cloud service provider Accellion. Dozens of organisations that used the software reported incidents in one of the worst months we’ve ever…

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in…

Thankfully, January was relatively quiet on the data breach front, following a chaotic end to 2020 in which we surpassed a thousand security incidents and 20 billion breached records. So far this year, we’ve recorded…

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in…

What else would you expect from the final month of 2020 than the highest number of publicly disclosed incidents we’ve ever recorded? We logged 134 security incidents in December, which accounted for 148,354,955 breached records.…

On the Twitter Hack

Twitter was hacked this week. Not a few people's Twitter accounts, but all of Twitter. Someone compromised the entire Twitter network, probably by stealing the log-in credentials of one of Twitter's system administrators. Those are…

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in…

The first half of 2020 ended on a familiarly bad note, with 92 security incidents accounting for at least 7,021,195,399 breached records. That figure was boosted significantly by KeepNet Labs finally bowing to pressure and…

Catches of the month: Phishing scams for May…

Coronavirus continues to dominate the cyber security landscape (and pretty much every other part of our lives), with cyber criminals cashing in on the disruption.Whether you’re forced to work from home, out of work or…