Millions of consumers were affected by data breaches in June, ranging from a concert ticketing service, to a genealogy website, public school systems, and beyond. There were even two major cryptocurrency hacks, where cybercriminals made off with nearly $70 million in coins.
Here are the recent data breaches that made headlines in June 2018:
More than 26 million customers who use Ticketfly to buy concert tickets were impacted in a data breach. Ticketfly’s parent company, Eventbrite, said that customer names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers were stolen.
More than 92 million peoples’ email addresses and hashed passwords were compromised in a MyHeritage data breach. The genealogy and DNA testing service encouraged all registered users to change their passwords immediately.
The information of 55,947 patients was sent out in an emailing error by Dignity Health, a California-based healthcare provider.
Popular cryptocurrency exchange, Coinrail, experienced an attack in which hackers stole approximately $37.2 million worth of coins from its storage. Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ethereum dropped in value because of the news.
Chicago Public Schools (CPS)
An employee of Chicago Public Schools has been fired after emailing private student information to more than 3,700 families. The email included names, email addresses, phone numbers, and student identification numbers.
In the second major cryptocurrency hack of the month, bitcoin exchange Bithumb had more than $30 million worth of coins stolen from it. Bithumb, like Coinrail, is based in South Korea.
A major healthcare data breach occurred when an employee of health billing company, Med Associates, had their workstation compromised by an unauthorized third party. The names, dates of birth, diagnosis codes, and insurance information of 270,000 patients was exposed by the breach.
Handyperson-for-hire website, TaskRabbit confirmed a data breach that impacted more than 3.75 million users. Both customers and laborers were affected, and the information exposed included names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and bank account numbers.
The Exactis data breach is one of the largest we’ve ever seen, exposing 340 million records. Its database sat unprotected on a publicly accessible server until it was discovered by a security researcher this month. About 230 million consumer records and 110 million business records may have been compromised. Each consumer record contained more than 400 variables that could be used to build a detailed personal profile on them, along with PII like home addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers.
Malicious malware caused a Ticketmaster breach that impacted 5 percent of its global customer base. The breach allowed hackers to access peoples’ names, email addresses, phone numbers, payment information, usernames, and passwords.
Be sure to check back next month for the latest major data breaches in 2018.