Consistent news regarding millions of individual records being exposed this month affirm the trend that hackers are targeting larger amounts of consumer data in a single attack to get a bigger bang for their buck. Mega data breaches have become a common occurrence and impacted individuals are increasingly more vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.
Here are the recent data breaches that made headlines in September 2019:
Providence Health Plan
Over 122,000 members of Providence Health Plan were notified that their names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, member identification numbers, group numbers and subscriber numbers were breached after an unauthorized party accessed the organization’s servers.
Security researchers discovered an unprotected server containing over 419 million records of Facebook users. The server was not password protected, giving anyone access to the database consisting of millions of Facebook users’ unique Facebook ID and connected phone numbers.
Dealer Leader, LLC.
Over 198 million records containing information on prospective car buyers, including names, email addresses, phone numbers, home addresses and IP addresses, were left exposed in an unsecured database belonging to Dealer Leader.
An unauthorized third party was able to access the personal and banking information of 4.9 million customers, employees and vendors of the food delivery service, DoorDash. Information exposed included names, email addresses, delivery addresses, order history, phone numbers, encrypted passwords, and the driver’s license information of 100,000 deliver drivers.
Android and IOS devices that have downloaded Draw Something and Words With Friends, apps created by mobile game maker Zynga, have had their personal information accessed by a hacker. The names, email addresses, login IDs, hashed passwords, phone numbers, Facebook IDs and Zynga account IDs of over 218 million individuals was exposed.