Updating the Latest Major Data Breaches

Updating the Latest Major Data Breaches

A lot has been made recently about cybersecurity, and for many people it has caused them to alter the way they go about doing things. With more people more cognizant of their individual data privacy, and how to combat phishing and other social engineering attempts, you’d think major data breaches would be snuffed out regularly. It only takes one person, however, to fail to be vigilant for it to negatively affect a whole organization.

We’ve tried to keep a detailed record of this year’s largest data breaches. These are the major breaches that have happened this fall.



Providence Health Plan - 122,000 members have had their personal information leaked as an unauthorized party accessed the company’s servers. Plan member names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, member ID numbers, and subscriber numbers were involved in the leak.

Facebook - An unprotected server with over 419 million records was discovered, giving outside entities access to Facebook’s user ID and phone number. In some cases, user’s names, genders, and locations were also leaked.


Dealer Leader, LLC. - The personal information of 198 million prospective car buyers was left exposed. The exposed information included names, email addresses, phone numbers, addresses, and IPs.


DoorDash - The food delivery app announced that 4.9 million customers had their personal information breached through a third-party. The information included the names, delivery addresses, phone numbers, hashed passwords, order history, and the last four numbers of each’s credit card numbers. Additionally, over 100,000 delivery drivers had their driver's license information leaked. 


Zynga - The mobile game maker, Zynga, has announced that 218 million players of their popular mobile games Words With Friends and Draw Something, had their information accessed by a hacker. Player names, email addresses, login IDs, phone numbers, Facebook IDs and more were exposed.



Methodist Hospitals of Indiana - After a couple of employees fell victim to an email phishing scam, the personal information of 68,000 patients were accessed by hackers. The information leaked included names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security, driver’s licenses, and more. 


Autoclerk - An open database was discovered by a cybersecurity vendor belonging to Autoclerk, a hotel property management software developer. The exposed data included names, dates of birth, home addresses, phone numbers, dates of travel, travel costs, room numbers, and some masked credit card details of hundreds of thousands of guests. 


Kalispell Regional Healthcare - Over 130,000 personal, insurance, and financial records were exposed in a hacking attack. This included patient names, Social Security numbers, addresses, medical record numbers, dates of birth, medical history and treatment information, name of treating physicians and more. 


Adobe - The account information for over 7.5 million users of Adobe’s Creative Cloud were exposed from an unprotected online database. Data that was exposed included email addresses, usernames, location, Adobe product licenses, account creation dates, and payment statuses. 


Network Solutions - The world’s oldest domain name provider has exposed in a hack. Millions of individual’s data that include names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and service information.



Texas Health Resources - The Texas-based health care provider reported a data breach where 82,000 patient records were exposed. Included in the breach were names, addresses, email information, health information, and more. 


Magic the Gathering - The popular online version of the card game Magic the Gathering has reported that an unsecured website database has exposed 452,000 player records that include names, usernames, and more. 


State of Louisiana - The State of Louisiana has been a victim of a ransomware attack that took down many state agencies’ servers. Although no data is said to be lost, the state’s crucial computing infrastructure was down for several days as systems were restored from backup.

Over eight billion records have been exposed so far in 2019, and the truth is that you need to process like your business could be next. Keep in mind, there are 7.7 billion people living on the planet.

If you would like help keeping your business’ data secure and redundant, reach out to the IT professionals at BNMC today at 978-482-2020.



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