01/19/2020 – 01/25/2020
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Weekly Breach: 01/19/2020 – 01/25/2020
This week, phishing scams cost millions, oversights compromise customer data, and Magecart targets Australian brushfire donors.
In Other News:
Magecart Attack Targets Australian Bushfire Donations
Australia’s bushfire natural disaster is one of the most profound in recent memories, inspiring donors from around the world to contribute resources to the cause. Unfortunately, a legitimate donations site was infected with a Magecart payment-card skimmer that stole donors’ personal information when making an online payment.
The breach was discovered by security researchers, who declined to identify the specific website impacted by the breach. Payment-card skimming malware is an increasing concern for e-commerce platforms, as it collects users’ most sensitive personal data. In addition, it undermines customer confidence in the online payment process, which could decrease their willingness to spend money online.
In this case, payment-card skimming could cost valuable resources in a dire situation. For all companies relying on e-commerce to drive revenue, it’s a reminder that customer confidence is a crucial component of successful online sales initiatives.
Two-thirds of UK Healthcare Organizations Breached in 2019
Healthcare companies store peoples’ most sensitive personal information, and data breaches in the industry are both increasingly prevalent and incredibly expensive. A compromised healthcare record is nearly twice as costly as that of the next highest sector.
The consequences of this new reality are especially acute in the UK, where two-thirds of healthcare organizations experienced a data breach in 2019. According to a study by Vanson Bourne, nearly half of these incidents were malware-related. At the same time, other factors, including unauthorized data sharing, phishing scams, and noncompliance with data protection policies, also represented serious threats to healthcare data.
Notably, as the industry becomes increasingly tech-driven and comprised of third-party partnerships, these risks will continue to expand. In the year ahead, healthcare organizations around the world will need to reprioritize data security as an added element of quality patient care.
Data Breach Lists by State – There are a lot of U.S. state agencies that publish lists of reported data breaches in their respective states.
1,806 (2012 – Pesent)
47 (2018 – Pesent)
61 (2007 – Pesent)
5,207 (2014 – Pesent)
223 (2011 – Pesent)
2,653 (2010 – Pesent)
4,487 (2015 – Pesent)
14,298 (2007 – Pesent)
1,695 (2015 – Pesent)
2,786 (2007 – Pesent)
152 (2017 – Pesent)
6,230 (2005 – Pesent)
377 (2015 – Pesent)
536 (2017 – Pesent)
3,244 (2012 – Pesent)
3412 (2015 – Pesent)
166 (2012 – Pesent)