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According to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s (ITRC) Q1 2021 Data Breach Report, data compromises are up 12 percent, and the number of individuals impacted 564 percent compared to Q4 2020.   The rise is in large part to 59 late-reported compromises in Q4 2020 and a 42 percent increase in the number of supply chain attacks in […]

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IT security provider Accellion suffered an attack on their file-sharing product. It resulted in multiple entities being impacted by the Accellion data breach, including the Office of the Washington State Auditor.   A data breach at Astoria Company, LLC. led to a database with 300 million user’s data being offered for sale by cybercriminals. According to Night Lion Security, the database is believed to have 20 million users’ Social Security numbers (SSNs) and bank account information, and 30 […]

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While there were only a handful of supply chain attacks in 2020, there have already been three high-profile attacks in 2021 with the Accellion data breach, the SITA data breach and the Microsoft Exchange server attack.   The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) began to see a rise in supply chain cyberattacks in the second half of 2020 with the Blackbaud data breach and the SolarWinds […]

1.6 Million people who filed for unemployment claims in 2020 in Washington state have had their personal information exposed in a data breach. The Washington State data breach was due to data stolen from a third-party company, Accellion.   What Personal Information Was Exposed in the Washington State Data Breach? · Names · Social Security numbers · Driver’s License or state […]

Bonobos suffered a data breach when the hacking group, ShinyHunters, downloaded and posted a database on a free hacker forum, compromising close to three million accounts.   ShinyHunters also stole a database from online dating website MeetMindful.com, compromising 1.4 million accounts and exposing 2.28 million user’s information. Data in the database included IP addresses, encrypted account passwords and Facebook information.  A U.S. Cellular data breach occurred after hackers were able to […]

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) unveiled its 15th annual data breach report, which revealed a 19 percent decrease in breaches and a 66 percent decrease in individuals impacted.  The ITRC 2020 Data Breach Report identifies a trend that cybercriminals are less interested in stealing large amounts of consumers’ personal information.  Threat actors are now more interested in taking advantage of bad consumer behaviors […]

In 2020, the number of individuals impacted by a data breach was down 66 percent from 2019; cybercriminals continue to shift away from mass attacks seeking consumer information and towards attacks aimed at businesses using stolen logins and passwords   SAN DIEGO, January 28, 2021 – Today, the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization […]

A T-Mobile repeat data breach event resulted from unauthorized access to 200,000 customer accounts, including call records. It is the fourth time T-Mobile has sent a data breach notification since 2018. The T-Mobile data breach in December was the second one in 2020. An investigation into the SolarWinds data hack has not revealed any evidence […]

Last week, FireEye, a cybersecurity provider, revealed their tools to detect and block sophisticated cyberattacks were stolen in a security breach.  This week we learned attackers, believed to be affiliated with Russia’s state security service, infiltrated government agencies and potentially thousands of companies through a software update from IT management company SolarWinds that was issued months ago.  So far, there is no indication that […]

A Canon data breach resulted from a ransomware attack on the company by the Maze ransomware group. Canon is just one of many companies recently hit with a ransomware attack, a trend the Identity Theft Resource Center predicts to continue in 2021.   The mobile video game Animal Jam suffered a data breach affecting 46 million users after threat actors stole a database. However, WildWorks, the game’s owner, has been very transparent throughout the […]