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Posted on April 30, 2018 by in Data Breach & Technology, Identity & Privacy, Personal

Regardless of size or industry, hackers and cybercriminals have continued to prove that no business is safe from a data breach. Organizations ranging from major name brands to regional healthcare companies and banks were compromised by breaches in April.  Tweet This!

Here are the recent data breaches that made headlines in April 2018:

Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor

On April 1, Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) announced the breach of two of its department store chains. New York-based cybersecurity firm Gemini Advisory LLC discovered an announcement that the information of 5 million stolen credit and debit cards was being sold on the Dark Web. These cards were stolen after a major hacking syndicate compromised the payment systems of Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth, and Lord & Taylor.

Panera Bread

After 8 months of warnings, Panera Bread finally took steps to address a data leak impacting up to 37 million of its customers. These customer records sat available in plain text on the company website, and included anyone who signed up for an account to order food online. It also appears that Panera’s catering application was impacted. The information exposed included names, email and physical addresses, birthdays, and the last four digits of credit card numbers.

Inogen

Oxygen device manufacturer, Inogen, notified its customers of a data breach that lasted from January 2 – March 14 of this year. This breach originated from a hacker gaining unauthorized access to an employee’s email account. It exposed the personal information of 30,000 customers, including names, contact details, Medicare identification numbers, and insurance policy information.

UnityPoint Health

This Midwestern network of hospitals, clinics, and home care services said that about 16,000 people could be affected by a recent security incident. The UnityPoint Health breach occurred after employee email accounts were compromised in a phishing attack. Patients’ Social Security numbers and financial information are among the data exposed.

SunTrust Banks

Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks announced that a former employee may have stolen data on 1.5 million clients. According to company officials, compromised information could include names, addresses, phone numbers, and account balances. The bank is offering identity protection for all consumer clients.

Be sure to check back next month for the latest major data breaches in 2018.