Recent Data Breaches You Should Know About - September 2019

Canada Among 26 Nations Pushing for Ruling Over Cyberspace

“Advancing Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace" 

On September 23rd, 2019, the U.S Department of State issued a joint statement pushing for all nations to join and agree to a rules-based control system over cyberspace and suggested consequences to those who disagree.

Among the United States, other nations, including but not limited to, Canada, France, Germany, Korea, and the United Kingdom, all seem to share the same common idea that there is an issue with the way currently cyberspace is monitored. The statement mentions the acknowledgment of the benefits cyberspace offers, like “bringing the global community closer” but also acknowledges the faults and challenges that the interconnectedness of the global community has caused.

The statement brings up an alarming fact that people are indeed using cyberspace “as a platform for irresponsible behaviors” which has shown especially relevant this past month. Fortunate for us, the international community and even the UN have brought up the fact several times over the past decade, and how cyberspace should move is to a rules-based order. With international recognition, and many major nations taking part in this initiative, it should not take too much longer before a change is noticed.

To conclude, the statement upholds the promise that all the nations will work together to hold all states accountable and ensure stability in the modern-day cyberspace

Canadian Cyber Security Breaches 

5-Million Users in Canada & U.S Affected by DoorDash Data Breach

Hackers accessed personal data such as names, email addresses, house addresses, last four digits of payment cards, passwords, and even phone numbers of both DoorDash users and drivers. Although the breach was just revealed, the data was accessed on May 4, 2019, and only affected those who joined the platform before April 2018. Although not all users were affected, the company has taken several actions to better protect fragile information such as extra security around the stored data.

In response, DoorDash has said that they are offering “free identity protection services” to all drivers affected by the breach, as their drivers' license information was also stolen.

Other Breaches:

Below are other notable, global cybersecurity breaches for September:

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Name of the Organization

  1. Type of Exploitation

Type of Company

Location

Animates

Malware Attack

Pet Supply Retailer

New Zealand

Artesia General Hospital

Phishing Attack

Healthcare Provider

United States

CafePress

Unauthorized Database Access

Online Retailer

United Kingdom

Campbell County Memorial Hospital

Ransomware

Healthcare provider

United States

Carle Foundation Hospital

Phishing Attack

Not-for-Profit Healthcare Provider

United States

CircleCI

Unauthorized Database Access

Integration and Delivery Platform

United States

Demant

Ransomware

Hearing Aid Manufacturer

Denmark

DoorDash

Unauthorized Database Access

Food Service Provider

Canada

Entercom Communications

Ransomware

Broadcasting Company

United States

Foxit Software

Unauthorized Database Access

Software Developer

United States

Fraser

Phishing Attack

Provider of Local Resources

United States

Garmin SA

Malware Attack

GPS Technology

South Africa

Get

Unauthorized Database Access

Payment Service for Universities

Australia

Hostlinger

Unauthorized Database Access

Employee-Owned Web Host Provider

Lithuania

Lumin PDF

Unauthorized Database Access

Cloud-based PDF Service Provider

New Zealand

Lyons Insurance

Unauthorized Email Account Access

Insurance Company

United States

Mastercard Priceless Specials Loyalty Program

Unauthorized Database Access

Customer Loyalty Program for Mastercard Users

Germany

Metro Mobility

Phishing Attack

Public Transportation Provider

United States

Miracle Systems

Malware Attack

IT Service Provider

United States

Monster.com

Exposed Database

Job Recruitment Website

United Kingdom

New Zealand Transport Agency

Unauthorized Database Access

Government Agency

New Zealand

Option Way

Unprotected Database

Flight Booking Website

France

Oregon Judicial Department

Phishing Attack

Government Agency

United States

Premier Family Medical

Ransomware

Healthcare Provider

United States

Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Phishing Attack

Private not-for-profit healthcare system

United States

Restaurant Depot

Spear Phising Attack

Commercial Food Wholesaler

United States

Scotiabank

Unprotected Database

Multinational Bank

Canada

Seek

Phishing Attack

Online Employment Marketplace

Australia

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transport Authority

Malware Attack

American Transport Authority

United States

Swindon College

Unauthorized Database Access

Academic Institution

United Kingdom

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Accidental Sharing

Healthcare Provider

United Kingdom

Teletext Holidays

Exposed Database

Travel Company

United Kingdom

Tesco App

Unsecure Database

Parking Validation App

United Kingdom

TGI Fridays

Exposed Database

Restaurant Chain

Australia

Thinkful

Unauthorized Database Access

E-learning Website for Developers

United States

UC Health

Phishing Attack

Healthcare Provider

United States

UNICEF

Accidental Sharing

International Funding for Children

United Kingdom

Vodafone

Accidental Data Exposure

Telecommunications Service Provider

New Zealand

Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories

Unauthorized Database Access

Medical laboratory and testing service provider

United States

Yves Rocher

Unprotected Database

Cosmetics and Beauty Brand

Canada

 

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Posted by Adrian Ghira on Oct 4, 2019 3:50:10 PM

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