List of data breaches and cyber attacks in October 2015

It’s a sad week for the security industry. When a 15-year-old brings a leading telecoms provider down to its knees, you know that there needs to be significant improvements in how organizations approach cyber security.


Here are this month’s data breaches and cyber attacks, but let’s start on a positive note:

Fighting back against cyber crime

Malaysia arrests hacker for supplying U.S. targets to Islamic State

Xero says it will increase security following password scare

FIA arrests three for hacking women’s Facebook accounts

1Password to improve its security, after online criticism

Arrest of Chinese Hackers Not a First for U.S

Four teens, adult arrested for Ziggo DDoS attacks

Hacker Who Sent Brian Krebs Heroin Faces Charges in U.S.

Cyber attack and DDoS

Police force blames hacker after #CyberAware tweet sent out containing bogus security advice

CIA boss has his personal email account hacked… and yes, it’s on AOL

Hacked Shopping Mall CCTV Cameras Are Launching DDoS Attacks

Thai government websites hit by denial-of-service attack

UK e-tailers hit by suspected DDoS barrage

GitHub Investigating DDoS Attack against Code-Sharing Website

Data breach

Password scare for some British Gas customers

Data accessible on internet, Salt Lake County sends out 14K notification letters

North Carolina DHHS notifies individuals of email incident

Community Catalysts of California notifies clients of flash drive theft

Laptop theft affects thousands of OU Medicine patients

Email incident affects 9,400 Schwab Retirement Plan Services participants

Breach at the American Bankers Association exposes 6,400 emails and passwords

TalkTalk cyber attack – four million customers potentially affected

15 million T-Mobile records hacked, says Experian

Pharmacy2U fined £130,000 for selling customer data

Scottrade Breach Hits 4.6 Million Customers

Marks & Spencer Website Suspended After Customer Data Breach

Another ‘data disaster’ at Islington Council after third major breach in four years

13 Million Passwords Appear To Have Leaked From This Free Web Host

Payment information

Payment card breach at The Commons Hotel in Minnesota

EyeBuyDirect announces website breach, payment cards affected

Payment card breach at Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno

Credit card breach at America’s Thrift Stores

Trump Hotel Collection Confirms Card Breach

Dow Jones reveals it was hacked, says up to 3,500 accounts were exposed

Vodafone warns some customer accounts were breached, potential for fraud and phishing attacks


Adobe Flash is putting your computer at risk

PC users warned of Dridex malware attack, targeting online bankers

Estimated number of stolen records in the last month: 36,669,424