Research Team Analysis

WEEKLY REVIEW FROM THE BREACHAWARE RESEARCH TEAM
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13,021,922 leaked accounts discovered by the BreachAware® Research Team last week.

10 October 2022

A total of 10 breaches were found and analysed resulting in 13,021,922 leaked accounts containing a total of 13 different data types. The breaches found publicly and freely available included DNS (Digital Network System), Online Trade, K7 Maths, ATV Riders and Open Exchange Rates. Sign in to view the full BreachAware Breach Index which includes, where available, reference articles relating to each breach.

SPOTLIGHT

It's uncommon for security breaches to have an overt risk mitigation tactic impacting the average person's day-to-day life (apart from change your password or get your credit report). Numbers may change on an important computer screen, and suited corporate types waffle on television about the importance of "data security" using trending acronyms. But does anything actually change for the people in the street?

Well, in this case, yes, with the news that Australian drivers are being offered new driving licence numbers after the huge Optus data breach last week. In an attempt by the authorities to prevent fraud, up until now it has been next to impossible to change your driving licence number without swapping in your leg or at-least a couple fingers. However, ten million Australian motorists affected by the breach have been given the option to request a new licence number.

While on the subject of Australia, there's other news that a major bank has had the 300,000 people who signed up for their newsletter in 2017 leaked online this week. Names, account information along with their email addresses - the kind of information ideal for phishing attempts (pretending to be the bank in question).

The world’s largest forklift dealer has been hit with a data breach. The company has been trading material handling solutions since the 1960s and has 16 different branches across North America. The breach was very recently dumped on a Russian speaking forum, exposing datasets such as geolocations, physical addresses and email addresses. While only eight thousand unique email addresses were exposed, it could have been a lot worse for such a big company. Hopefully that will lift their spirits.

DATA CATEGORIES DISCOVERED

Contact Data, Locational Data, Technical Data, Transactional Data, Socia-Demographic Data, Social Relationships Data, Financial Data.

  • Key Statistics
  • Breaches Discovered
    10
  • ACCOUNTS DISCOVERED
    13,021,922
  • DATA TYPES DISCOVERED
    13