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Jul 06 2015

SIGNIFICANT DATA BREACHES – June 2015

IKANOW’s major breach index along with a recap of the major data breaches that took place in June 2015 are listed below.

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Japan’s National Pension System – Malicious Outsider – 1.25M records exposed

Japan’s national pension system was attacked and information such as names, ID numbers, date of births, were compromised. The attacked was first discovered on May 28th and was the result of an employee opening a malicious email. According to authorities, more sensitive information (payment info) was not compromised.

iiNet – Malicious Outsider – 31,000 records exposed

iiNet, Australia’s second-largest internet service provider, is investigating a potential database hack. The database in question is held by its subsidiary, Westnet. Usernames, and addresses, phone numbers could have been compromised. Payment details, and more sensitive data was not compromised.

OPM.Gov – Malicious Outsider – 32M records exposed

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The largest and most written about data breach this month was with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). On June 4th, the OPM announced that it had recently discovered a system compromise. The systems contained information related to background investigations of 4.2M individuals. OPM, DHS, and the FBI are working together to investigate this attack and determine the number of people affected. As many as 32M individuals could be affected.

Unicor.Gov – Malicious Outsider – Unknown Records

KrebsonSecurity broke the news that what was thought to have been OPM’s data that was for sale on the “Deep Web” was actually Unicor.gov. Unicor which, according to Wikipedia, is a wholly owned US government corporation also known as Federal Prison Industries. Krebs reached out to Unicor letting them know about the data that was for sale, and they responded with, “…information suggests it is related to an incident in September 2013, when Federal Prison Industries discovered unauthorized access to its public Web site.”

Hersheypark – Malicious Outsider – Unknown Records

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Hersheypark is a family theme park located in Pennsylvania. According to KrebsonSecurity, they have hired an outside security firm to look into a possible credit card breach. Guests had fraudulent charges on their credit cards after visiting the park. Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company is currently investigating the situation.

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