Data Breaches – January 2017

Below are the breaches for January 2017 that were made public. If you have accounts with any of there services/companies make sure you change your passwords and ensure you are monitoring your credit for anomalies.

ORGANIZATION: Sanrio
DATE OF BREACH: December 19, 2015
DATE MADE PUBLIC: January 14, 2017
RECORDS AFFECTED: 3,345,168

DATA COMPROMISED:
A Sanrio database was misconfigured and exposed to the public in 2015. This was eventually secured and the company assured concerned parties that it did not believe that any data had been stolen. This month, a database of 3,345,168 users has surfaced online, suggesting that someone did manage to get their hands on the poorly-secured data after all. Compromised information includes names, birthdays, email addresses, passwords and password hint questions, genders, and country.—————————————————————————

ORGANIZATION: Supercell
DATE OF BREACH: September 2016
DATE MADE PUBLIC: January 17, 2017
RECORDS AFFECTED: 1.1 Million

DATA COMPROMISED:
Supercell, the creator of mobile game Clash of Clans, has revealed an attack on its member forums. The Clash of Clans developer said that the issue has been fixed but urges users to change their passwords as soon as possible. Compromised information includes usernames, email addresses, IP addresses, and hashed passwords.

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ORGANIZATION: US Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
DATE OF BREACH: Unknown
DATE MADE PUBLIC: December 31, 2016
RECORDS AFFECTED: 11GB of Data

DATA COMPROMISED:
11GB of data was exposed when US government subcontractor, Potomac, misconfigured a data back-up. It included details of nurses, doctors and mental health support staff as well as unit assignments and postings dating back to 1998.The company has now removed the data and said it was investigating the breach. Compromised information includes names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and salaries of some Socom staff.

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ORGANIZATION: CoPilot Provider Support Services
DATE OF BREACH: October 2015
DATE MADE PUBLIC: January 18, 2017
RECORDS AFFECTED: 220,000

DATA COMPROMISED:
Hackers gained unauthorized access to one of CoPilot’s databases used by healthcare professionals. The company does not have evidence to suggest that any patient information was distributed or misused for purposes of identity theft or to cause financial harm. CoPilot has proactively notified patients out of an abundance of caution. Compromised information includes patient names, genders, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers, health insurers, and in some instances Social Security numbers.

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