Cyber breaches continued at an alarming rate in July and show no signs of slowing down. Here are the top 5 breaches that were reported:
Democratic National Committee (DNC) – While the breach occurred in the spring, the ramifications of this event are just being realized. This is because WikiLeaks recently released approximately 19,000 DNC emails and attachments, causing protests over some of the content leading to the DNC chairperson resigning. This is just the latest in a series of releases of sensitive information acquired when the DNC servers were hacked. The FBI is investigating the breach. In addition, the security firm hired by the DNC due to the breach found that Russian intelligence-affiliated groups gained access to the DNC network as far back as last summer.
Illinois Voter Registration System – A security breach was discovered in the Illinois’ Voter Registration System, IVRS, on July 12. The hackers utilized SQL queries to obtain voter signature images and history. The attack was traced back to servers in the Netherlands.
Amazon – A hacker has claimed that he breached Amazon’s servers, gaining access to the login credentials of 80,000 Amazon Kindle users. The breached data includes usernames and encrypted passwords. The hacker claims that he exposed critical security flaws in Amazon’s server but since officials wouldn’t respond to him, he released the data.
Netia – Polish telecom Netia experienced a data breach that allowed hackers to gain access to 14GB of customer data. The company owns Poland’s second largest fixed phone line, and provides TV, Internet and mobile telephony services to its customers. Netia released a statement claiming that personal data that was submitted through forms on the company’s web site was accessed, but the passwords and login information are secure.
Interpark – According to reports, Interpark, a Seoul-based website that generates hundreds of millions of dollars worth of transactions, was breached by North Korea’s General Bureau of Reconnaissance, Pyongyang’s spy agency. The agency stole personal data of over 10 million customers, including their names, email addresses, telephone numbers and other information. Interpark stated that it learned of the breach on July 11th and immediately alerted authorities.
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