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The biggest cyber hacks of 2021

2021 headlined some pretty terrible and sensitive cyber attacks, breaches and data leaks that exposed the personal information of millions of people online, and some companies. These hacks were launched by cybercriminals who knew what they were after.

DNA Testing Company Hack Exposes 2.1 Million People Personal Records - Cyber Security News

A hacking incident has been reported recently by the DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), it's an Ohio-based DNA testing company.

Twitch Leak Included Emails, Passwords in Clear Text: Researcher

A researcher combed through the Twitch leak and found what they said was evidence of PayPal chargebacks with names and emails; employees' emails; and more.

The Telegraph exposes 10 TB database with subscriber info

'The Telegraph', one of UK's largest newspapers and online media outlets, has leaked 10 TB of data after failing to properly secure one of its databases.

LockBit Gang to Publish 103GB of Bangkok Airways Customer Data

The airline announced the breach on Thursday, and the ransomware gang started a countdown clock the next day.

38 Million Records Exposed from Microsoft Power Apps of Dozens of Organisations

Default permissions settings in Microsoft Power Apps left 38 million records exposed from dozens of organizations.

Ford Servers Vulnerability Could Expose Internal Documents, Databases

The vulnerability existed in misconfigured Pega CMS running on Ford servers. The problem worsened when the vendors tried to downplay the bug.

The Taliban Have Seized U.S. Military Biometrics Devices

Biometric collection and identification devices were seized last week during the Taliban’s offensive.

40 million T-Mobile customers hit by US data breach

More than 40 million T-Mobile customers have been hit by a US data breach.

More than 57,000 StarHub customers' personal data leaked

StarHub said its cybersecurity team discovered the data breach on July 6 when it was performing online surveillance.

Data for 700M LinkedIn Users Posted for Sale in Cyber-Underground

After 500 million LinkedIn enthusiasts were affected in a data-scraping incident in April, it's happened again – with big security ramifications.

Mercedes-Benz Customer Data Flies Out the Window

For over three years, a vendor was recklessly driving the cloud-stored data of luxury-car-owning customers and wannabe buyers.

Air India says data on 4.5 million passengers stolen, South Asia News

South Asia News -MUMBAI (AFP) - Hackers have stolen data on about 4.5 million Air India passengers around the world in the latest breach reported by a major airline.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

1.3M Clubhouse Users’ Data Dumped in Hacker Forum for Free

Clubhouse denies it was ‘breached’ and says the data is out there for anyone to grab.

Data from 500M LinkedIn Users Posted for Sale Online

Personal data from more than 500 million LinkedIn users has been posted for sale online in yet another incident of threat actors scraping data from public profiles and slinging it online for potential cybercriminal misuse.

533 million Facebook users’ phone numbers leaked on hacker forum

The mobile phone numbers and other personal information for approximately 533 million Facebook users worldwide has been leaked on a popular hacker forum for free.

Over 8 million COVID-19 test results leaked online

Millions of COVID-19 test reports were found to be publicly accessible due to flawed online system implementation.

Data of some 129,000 Singtel customers stolen in hack of third-party

SINGAPORE - The personal data of some 129,000 Singtel customers were extracted by hackers during the recent breach of a third-party file sharing system used by the telco.

23M Gamer Records Exposed in VIPGames Leak

VIPGames.com, a free platform with a total of 56 available classic board and card games like Hearts, Crazy Eights, Euchre, Dominoes, Backgammon and others, has exposed the personal data of tens of thousands of users.

Chinese Data-Scrapers Leaked Millions of Social Media Profiles

A well-known and fast-growing Chinese social media management company Socialarks has suffered a huge data leak leading to the exposure of over 400GB Data

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