Deadliest Automated Attacks of 2018 — A Year in Review

  • In March 2018, Under Armour revealed that it had faced a deadly security breach. The company said that personal data including usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords of 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts may have been compromised. [Source: Reuters]
  • In June 2018, electronics retailer Dixons Carphone revealed that personal details of nearly 10 million customers including names, addresses, and email addresses may have been compromised after a security breach on its internet properties. [Source: Independent UK]
  • In July 2018, SingHealth, Singapore’s largest group of healthcare institutions, revealed that it recently suffered a serious data breach, compromising personal data of 1.5 million healthcare patients including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. [Source: ZDNet]
  • On August 28th, Air Canada unveiled that it had suffered a massive data breach. The company noted that as many as 20, 000 customers may have been affected and that the compromised data include personal information including passport details. [Source: Air Canada]
  • On Sept. 06th, British Airways revealed that it faced a massive data breach between Aug. 21 and Sept. 5. The airline confirmed that personal information and credit card details of as many as 380,000 customers were stolen. [Source: Reuters]
  • In Dec. 2018, Google announced that it’s advancing the shutting down of Google+ following a data breach. According to estimates, 52.5 million customers’ personal data may have been compromised in the recent breach. [Source: The News Minute]
  • On Feb. 28, a massive DDoS attack hit code-hosting site Github. It was one of the largest DDoS attack ever with traffic peaked at 1.3 terabytes per second. [Source: TechCrunch]
  • In August 2018, T-mobile revealed that personal data of nearly 2 million users may have been affected after hackers compromised company servers through an API. [Source: ZDNet]
  • In September 2018, Facebook revealed an API abuse attack. The company said that almost 50 million users were affected by the breach. [Source: Ars Technica]



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