Over 1,900 breaches reported in the first three months of 2019, a new Q1 record

RICHMOND, VA, May 7, 2019 — Risk Based Security today announced the release of its Q1 2019 Data Breach QuickView Report, which found that there were 1,903 publicly disclosed data compromise events in the first three months of the year, exposing over 1.9 billion records. No other first quarter has seen this level of activity, […]

From 4,000 to 40,000 Data Breaches: People are Still the Problem

CRA data breach statistics - May 2019

On May 2, 2019, we hit a data breach milestone. The Cyber Risk Analytics research team added the 40,000th breach entry to our ever expanding data breach database. Coming hot on the heels of the 200,000th vulnerability added to VulnDB, it can be tempting to think much of the breach activity taking place over the […]

Over 6,500 Data Breaches and More Than 5 Billion Records Exposed in 2018

Risk Based Security today announced the release of its Year End 2018 Data Breach QuickView Report, showing there were 6,515 publicly disclosed data compromise events through December 31, 2018, exposing over 5 billion sensitive records. While the year ended below 2017’s high mark of 6,728 reported breaches, a continuing slow trickle of new breach information […]

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Q3 2018 Cyber Security Data Breach Update Now Available via Webinar

  Need a quick recap of 2018’s year to date breach activity? Risk Based Security’s Inga Goddijn takes a deep dive into relevant breach trends and shares interesting and useful information from our latest Q3 2018 Data Breach Quick View Report. The principals at Risk Based Security have been tracking data breaches for over a […]

Quora, Marriott, Facebook and Huazhu Hotels – Another Matrix Moment?

Data breach announcements have been coming out at a fast and furious pace lately – and not just the run-of-the-mill pilfering of payment data from e-commerce sites or phishing for access to employees’ email accounts. Year to date, the Cyber Risk Analytics breach research team has cataloged over 5,000 breach events, making it the second […]

[Webinar] The Data Breach Landscape – Trends and Highlights Through September 2018

The Q3 2018 Data Breach QuickView Report was released last week. Let’s dig in and talk about what it all means! Join us this Wednesday for a fun and informative look at the breaches and trends shaping the data loss landscape through the third quarter of 2018. Webinar At A Glance: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 […]

Though 2018 Will Likely Not Surpass 2017 Numbers – Still Significant Year For Breach Activity

The number of publicly reported breaches keeps pace with recent years while a staggering 3.6 billion records are exposed. Risk Based Security today announced the release of its 2018 Q3 Data Breach QuickView report, showing there have been 3,676 publicly disclosed data compromise events through September 30. Breach activity continues at a consistent pace for […]

ABC Film Crews Leave Hospitals on the Hook for HIPAA Fines

Who: Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital How many records impacted: Undisclosed Timeline: Occurred: 10/1/2014 Discovered by the Organization: Unconfirmed Publicly Reported: September 20, 2018 What Happened: Trauma centers are fascinating places. Lives very often hang in the balance, with highly skilled teams of professionals working frenetically to ensure this […]

Click2Gov Update: ICYMI Here’s The Latest

It’s been three months since our original post was published and as feared, breaches of the Click2Gov system continue to be reported. Here is what we’ve learned: Attackers are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in Oracle’s WebLogic. Early on, we speculated whether the problem was with the Click2Gov application itself and whether it impacted the cloud-based […]

Insult To Injury – Florida Health Care Management Firm Accidentally Gives Data To Attackers

Who: HMC HealthWorks How many records impacted: Undisclosed Timeline: Occurred: Undisclosed Discovered by the Organization: July 16, 2018 Publicly Reported: August 22, 2018 What Happened: On July 16, 2018 Health Management Concepts, also known as HMC Healthworks, discovered they were the unlucky recipients of a ransomware infection. Like so many other businesses, it seems HMC […]