A second Russian man has admitted that he was part of a group of cybercriminals that carried out the largest data breach in US history.
The Ashley Madison attack could be one of the most notable instances of cybercrime in 2015. Here’s a timeline of the key events.
The Impact Team have released stolen Ashley Madison data on the dark web, which includes personal information belonging to 37 million users of the website.
IRS admits that the data breach it experienced in May is far bigger than previously thought.
The Information Commissioner’s Office is “making enquiries” into a major data breach at Carphone Warehouse in the UK.
Indiana’s Attorney General has launched an investigation into a data breach at Medical Informatics Engineering, which has affected up to 4 million people.
The 37 million users of hacked infidelity site Ashley Madison are at risk of having their names and private details leaked, reports The Verge.
Barclays bank is to pay out around £500,000 in compensation to 2,000 customers whose personal data was found on a USB stick in a flat on the south coast.
The US Office of Personnel Management has admitted that the widely-publicised data breach in June was more wide-reaching than at first thought.
A series of more than 160 data breaches have struck local authorities in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire over the past year, according to new reports.
More than 1.1 million health insurance customers have been left vulnerable by a vast data breach, after criminals gained access to a CareFirst database in a “sophisticated cyberattack.”
Target has ended its dispute with MasterCard over the retail giant’s 2013 data breach by agreeing to a $19 million reimbursement to issuers.
Organizers of the Linux Australia conference have revealed that personal data of delegates may have been exposed after a hacker was able to gain access to a server, reports Security Affairs.
The US Department of Justice has charged three men with what is being described as “one of the largest reported data breaches in US history,”
As many as 50,000 Uber drivers could have been affected by a security breach last year, potentially leaving their personal data in the hands of an unauthorized third-party, reports Tech Crunch.
With so many data breaches happening these days, Americans are getting a lot of breach notification letters and emails, but do they deliver useful, readable content, other than a general warning to remain vigilant?
President Barack Obama is today to propose legislation that would ensure companies inform customers of any leaks within 30 days of a data breach, reports Physorg.