Over 143 million valuable, sensitive records were leaked or stolen in July or were reported as previously lost in July. Ransomware, data breaches, leaks and insider theft, a new report shows.
IT Governance, an IT provider, estimates that at least 143,072,758 records were either leaked or stolen or reported as such in July.
The costs to a business stemming from even a modest data breach or leak are staggering. We recently published a data sheet about how much a single stolen laptop containing sensitive information would cost a healthcare company.
Spoiler: the costs are in the hundreds of millions, possibly even in the billions.
Some of the most notable cyber and ransomware attacks, breaches and thefts include:
Ransomware and external attacks
- TNT Express warns of permanent data loss from NotPetya malware outbreak
- Women’s Health Group of Pennsylvania Notifies 300,000 Patients of Ransomware Attack
- Murfreesboro police, fire computers hit by WannaCry ransomware
- Biggest Data Leak in Sweden's History Punished With Half a Month's Paycheck
- University of Vermont Medical Center notifies 2,300 patients of phishing incident
- Over 5 million Social Security numbers exposed in Kansas breach: report
- Cloud Leak: How A Verizon Partner Exposed Millions of Customer Accounts
- University of Iowa Health Care notifies 5,292 patients about files exposed online for two years
Financial sector data leaks and breaches
- Wells Fargo Accidentally Releases Trove of Data on Wealthy Clients
- Hackers nab credit card data from up to 1,000 California Realtors
- The AA Exposed Emails, Credit Card Data, and Didn’t Inform Customers
- Trump Hotels notifies some guests of payment card breach that began in 2016