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Updates on Latest Major Data Breaches

Recently, many people have altered the way they go about doing things due to the attention given to cybersecurity. With more people more cognizant of their data privacy, and how to combat phishing and other social engineering attempts, you’d think a major data breach would be snuffed out regularly. It only takes one person, however, to fail to be vigilant for it to affect a whole organization negatively.

We’ve tried to keep a detailed record of this year’s largest data breaches. These are the major breaches that have happened this fall.

September Data Breach


Providence Health Plan – 122,000 members have had their personal information leaked as an unauthorized party accessed the company’s servers. The leak involved plan member names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, member ID numbers, and subscriber numbers.

Facebook – An unprotected server with over 419 million records was discovered, giving outside entities access to Facebook’s user ID and phone number. Some cases also included the leak of users’ names, genders, and locations.


Dealer Leader, LLC. – 198 million prospective car buyers had their personal information left exposed. The exposed information included names, email addresses, phone numbers, addresses, and IPs.


DoorDash – The food delivery app announced that 4.9 million customers had their personal information breached through a third party. The information included the names, delivery addresses, phone numbers, hashed passwords, order history, and the last four numbers of each’s credit card numbers. Additionally, over 100,000 delivery drivers had their driver’s license information leaked.


Zynga – The mobile game maker, Zynga, has announced that 218 million players of their popular mobile games, Words With Friends and Draw Something, had their information accessed by a hacker. The exposure included player names, email addresses, login IDs, phone numbers, Facebook IDs, and more.

October Data Breach


Methodist Hospitals of Indiana – Hackers accessed the personal information of 68,000 patients after a couple of employees fell victim to an email phishing scam. The information leaked included names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security, driver’s licenses, and more.


Autoclerk – A cybersecurity vendor discovered an open database belonging to Autoclerk, a hotel property management software developer. The exposed data included names, dates of birth, home addresses, phone numbers, travel dates, travel costs, room numbers, and some masked credit card details of hundreds of thousands of guests.


Kalispell Regional Healthcare – A hacking attack exposed over 130,000 personal, insurance, and financial records. This included patient names, Social Security numbers, addresses, medical record numbers, dates of birth, medical history and treatment information, name of treating physicians, and more.


Adobe – An unprotected online database exposed the account information of over 7.5 million users of Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Exposed data included email addresses, usernames, locations, Adobe product licenses, account creation dates, and payment statuses.


Network Solutions – A hack has exposed the world’s oldest domain name provider. Millions of individuals’ data include names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and service information.

November Data Breach


Texas Health Resources – The Texas-based healthcare provider disclosed a data breach in which they exposed 82,000 patient records. Included in the breach were names, addresses, email information, health information, and more.


Magic the Gathering – The popular online version of the card game Magic the Gathering has reported that an unsecured website database has exposed 452,000 player records that include names, usernames, and more.


State of Louisiana – The State of Louisiana has been a victim of a ransomware attack that took down many state servers. No data is said to be lost. However, the state’s crucial computing infrastructure was down for several days as systems were recovered from backup.

Over eight billion records were exposed so far in 2019. The truth is that you need to process like your business could be next. Keep in mind 7.7 billion people are living on the planet.

If you would like help keeping your business’ data secure, reach out to the IT professionals at WheelHouse IT today at (877) 771-2384.

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