List of data breaches and cyber attacks in February 2017

It’s the shortest month of the year, but it has not been short of breaches or cyber attacks.

The list is the usual mix of ransomware attacks and careless employees causing data breaches.

Our US readers, however, will be well aware that tax day is fast approaching, so W-2 phishing is rife. Earlier this month, the IRS sent out an urgent alert warning employers that this W-2 phishing scam had spread beyond the corporate world to other sectors, including school districts, tribal organisations and non-profits.

It’s vital that you ensure that your employer’s HR department knows how to avoid falling for these scams.

On to the list…

Cyber attack

Gov, OMES Confirm Agency Hacked, No Ransom Paid

Hackers demand $25k-$30k after ransomware attack takes down Bingham county servers

Yahoo tells users they were hit with cookie attack

University suffers cyber attack from its own vending machines and lamp posts

Isis-linked hackers attack NHS websites to show gruesome Syrian civil war images

Pro-Trump group hacked, website taken down in Cabinet fight

Hackers demand £1 million from David Beckham’s advisers

Norway’s Labour Party was hacked by Russia: report

Ransom demanded in Licking County technology hack

Tiverton town hall has two years’ worth of documents deleted by virus that demanded £3,000 ransom

Data breach

South Washington School District probes hacking by student

NYC Dept. of Education email gaffe exposes 439 paraprofessionals’ SSN

Millions of IGN and PCMag user records sit exposed, online

Email Lists Revealing Students’ Private Information Remained Public for Years

Hackers who took control of PC microphones siphon >600 GB from 70 targets

Cleveland Food Bank Loses Personal Data for Dozens of Clients

Lexington Medical Center latest victim of data breach

Family Service Rochester experiences data breach

Thousands of medical records stolen

UNC: PATIENTS’ DENTAL RECORDS MAY HAVE BEEN STOLEN

Privacy commissioner apologises for accidentally releasing email addresses

PharmaNet breach compromises personal information of 7,500 B.C. residents, says province

Fulton County clinic dumps sensitive medical records in plain sight

20,000+ tribal members warned of data breach

City notifying staff whose private information was compromised

Laptop and files with confidential information about Aberdeen children stolen

Top End Health Service breach exposes private details of cancer patients

Hacker steals 83,000 accounts from UPI news agency

Mag publisher Future stored your FileSilo passwords in plaintext. Then hackers hit

15,000 data files of Taiwanese nationals possibly hacked: Govt

Multnomah County notified 1,700 patients after discovering employee was forwarding emails to personal account

Sports Direct hacked last year, and still hasn’t told its staff of data breach

Five months after learning of problem, Michigan cancer treatment provider notifies 22,000 patients

Princeton Pain Management notifies patients after hacker gains access to PHI

Laptop-light GoCardless says customers’ personal data may have been lifted

Used government computers bought at auction filled with personal information

Denuvo Website Leaks Secret Information, Crackers Swarm

Data from 2014 hack of children’s online game Bin Weevils leaked online; hacker claims 20m records

Vulnerability put 1.87 million Michigan employees at risk

Hundreds of confidential email addresses were shared with landlords operating in Cardiff

Particle accelerator hacked: Boffins’ hashed passwords beamed up

2.5 million PlayStation and Xbox players’ details stolen by hackers

Financial information

Citizens Memorial Hospital investigates breach of employee data

Data breach hits San Antonio Symphony employees

Hundreds of Arby’s restaurants breached

PC Plus points stolen from customer accounts in security breach

Malware hit Hitachi Payments Services, 3.2 million cards affected

InterContinental reports payment card breach at 12 U.S. hotels

Other

A Hacker Just Pwned Over 150,000 Printers Left Exposed Online

An Anonymous group just took down a fifth of the dark web

German parents urged to destroy data-collecting toy doll

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