From Uber to Australian Defence and Aussie government banks, 2017 witnessed some biggest security lapses in the last decade. Read these highlights: (Source – As published in CRN News)
- Uber disclosed in November that hackers had stolen information from up to 57 million rider and driver accounts last year in a massive data breach. The company paid the thieves US$100,000 in October 2016 to delete the data and keep quiet about the breach, according to a Bloomberg News report.
- The personal details of 48,270 Australian government, banking and utility employees were exposed online by a third-party contractor.
- An attack on a subcontractor to Australian Defence resulted in the loss of 30 GB of “commercially sensitive” documents. The highly sensitive documents included projects for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program and the P-8 Poseidon “submarine killer” plane and detailed designs of Australian Navy ships.