Editor's Message

Welcome to DBD. On March 8th we officially celebrated our first anniversary. What started as a small idea unexpectedly evolved into a larger project, thanks to an overwhelming interest in the website and the information we provide. Therefore we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you who has supported us in our first year of operation, and we pledge to endeavour to continue providing you with the service you have come to expect from us going forward. Thank you for your support. Stay safe. :)

Friday, 9 April 2021

Armed Conflict Draws Ever Closer As State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks Increase By 100% Over The Last Three Years

Amazon Web Services: FBI Arrest 28 Year Old For Allegedly Planning To Bomb AWS Data Center In Virginia That Could Have Taken Out 70% Of The Internet

Ansal Housing: Indian Real Estate Developer's Ransomware Attacks Result In Email System Disruption And Possible Data Loss

Cring Ransomware: Fortinet FortiGate VPN Server Users Targeted With Ransomware Attacks Exploiting Unpatched Vulnerability

Trinity Health: Michigan Healthcare System's Third-Party Data Breach Compromises 586,869 Patients' Personal Health Information

Pierre Fabre: French Pharmaceutical And Cosmetics Group's "REvil" Ransomware Attack Results In $25 Million Ransom Demand

Thursday, 8 April 2021

564% Increase In US Data Breach Victims In Q1 2021 Affecting 51 Million People Compared To 8 Million In Q4 2020

Lazarus Group: North Korean State-Sponsored APT Group's New "Vyveva" Backdoor Malware Used To Attack South African Logistics Company

Gigaset: German Android Phone Manufacturer's Cyber Attack Compromises Update Server Resulting In Users' Phones Infected With Malware

CHPDC: Washington DC Health Insurance Provider Suffers Data Breach Potentially Compromising Up To 3.4 Million Customers' Data

City Of Lawrence: Massachusetts City's Ransomware Attack Results In IT Systems Disruption Across Multiple Departments

Swarmshop: Stolen Payment Card Trading Forum's Data Breach Results In 623,036 Card Details And 12,344 Users' Data Leaked On Dark Web

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

REvil/Sodinokibi: Ransomware Operator's New Ransomware Update Can Now Change Windows Passwords To Auto-Login In Safe Mode

Phishing Emails Most Commonly Originated From Lithuania, Latvia, Serbia, Ukraine And Russia In 2020

Russian Hacker Sells 330,000 Payment Cards And 895,000 Gift Cards From 3,010 Brands With $38 Million Redemption Value On The Dark Web

Haverhill Public Schools: US Public School District's Ransomware Attack Forces IT Systems Shutdown And School Closures

Office Depot Europe: Dutch Office Equipment Retailer's Unsecure Server Exposes 974,050 Employees' And Customers' Personal Information

European Commission: Belgian European Union Organization Suffers Cyber Attack Affecting Multiple EU Organizations' IT Systems

Global Data Breaches - March 2021

March 2021 saw another 152 Data Breaches reported which accounted for 120.2 Million Data Records reported compromised.

March's total amount of Data Breaches reported increased by over 28% from last month, but the total amount of Data Records reported compromised decreased by over 94% from last month.

The hardest hit sectors were Healthcare, Education and Public Sector, with most breach types continuing to be Cyber Attack, Internal Error and Ransomware, accounting for over 74% of total Data Breaches reported this year.

Currently this takes the yearly totals so far to 352 Data Breaches reported and 3.3 Billion Data Records reported comprised as of the end of March 2021.

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Data Source: IT Governance.