57 million individuals' data stolen and technology company held to ransom @ Uber Technologies Inc.

In November 2017, (new) CEO Dara Khosrowshahi disclosed a cyber attack suffered by the company in October 2016 which breached the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers. Khosrowshahi said "none of this should have happened, and I wil...

Data breach affected millions over 10 months @ Wawa, Inc.

In December 2019, the company disclosed the discovery of malware on their payment processing servers affecting likely all of its locations. The company immediately engaged an external forensics firm and notified law enforcement after discovering the m...

Ransomware attack, all systems taken down @ Maastricht University

In December 2019 just before Christmas, the university was subjected to a ransomware attack which affected 16% of its servers (267 of 1647). The attack appeared to focus on encrypting Windows data and it also affected back-ups. The university pai...

Personal details of about 106 million individuals across the US and Canada were stolen in a hack @ Capital One Financial Corporation

In July 2019, the company announced one of the largest thefts of bank data in American history affecting more than 100 million credit card customers after an attacker exploited a specific configuration vulnerability in its digital infrastructure and a...

US government agency breach exposes 22 million employees' data @ U.S. Office of Personnel Management

When this breach was disclosed it was considered the largest espionage coup of all time, one of the biggest ever on US government systems and possibly the single most damaging breach to US national security. The data theft consisted of stealing de...

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