There have been many recent cybersecurity attacks on industries such as healthcare, government, energy, finance, and manufacturing. With the evolution of technology, cybercrime is projected to cost as much as $10.5 trillion by 2024, and businesses have become more vulnerable, even with protection in place. Take a look at some of the high-profile company data breaches of 2022.
- February 2022: GiveSendGo Breach
This company is a Christian fundraising site, and it happened after the Ottawa truckers’ protests. The personal details of people who had donated were compromised, and the hackers redirected the site to a page that was against the protests. This is a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack, and they followed it up by posting the personal information of 90,000 people who had contributed to the GiveSendGo website. This shows how important it is for businesses to use secure platforms and payment methods.
- January 2022: Crypto.com Breach
Although Crypto.com has been considered one of the most secure sites for transaction processing, hackers work hard to break in. On January 17, 2022, there was an attack that targeted 483 user wallets. The cybercriminals stole close to $18 million in bitcoin and another $15 million in Ethereum. They were able to bypass the two-factor authentication, which is one of the reasons that it is so important to use a password manager. It is critical to make sure that any sensitive data is encrypted.
- December 2021: FlexBooker Breach
This is a site that schedules appointments, and it suffered an attack that hurt around 3 million users. Hackers were able to access sensitive data, including photos, ID information including drivers’ licenses, and more. They posted this information on hacker forums. Many professionals, including consultants, accountants, and lawyers stopped using this platform because the hackers exploited the site’s AWS configuration and installed malware, which gave them full control of the system.
- November 2021: Robinhood Breach
Robinhood suffered a breach on November 16, 2021, where the attacker went into its internal systems using social engineering. They got the email addresses of 5 million users and the full names of 2 million people. The hacker demanded a ransom, but Robinhood contacted law enforcement and informed customers.