Playlist site suffers data breach for 18 million accounts @ 8Track and 8tracks

The most popular internet radio service provider suffered a data breach compromising 18 million user accounts that were authenticated through Github. The exposed data included usernames, email addresses, and partially encrypted passwords. Accounts au...

Company successfully tackles the world’s largest DDoS attack in cyber history @ GitHub

In February 2018, the version-control hosting service company was hit with a massive denial of service attack, with 1.35 TB per second of traffic hitting the popular site. Security commentators found the sheer scale of the assault worrying. They als...

US Health Insurance company suffered data breach that exposed nearly 1.1 million records @ CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Carefirst, Inc.

In April 2015, the company discovered the breach as part of a security review that found hackers had gained access to a database that members use to get access to the company's website and services. 1.1 million members had their names, birth dates...

US Retailer exposes customer credit cards resulting in fraudulent usage @ Kmart Corporation and The Sears Holdings Corporation

In May 2017, the company confirmed that credit card information was stolen from shoppers who came into its stores. The store did not confirm how or when the data was stolen. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing in early October, the comp...

Major email marketing organization accidentally exposes over billion people's data @ River City Media

Described at the time it was disclosed (March 2017) as the largest single data breach in history. In January 2017, the email marketing organisation discovered 1.34 billion records had been compromised. This data breach was discovered by the efforts...

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