2015 Midyear Review: The Biggest Data Breaches Year to Date



2015 has been full of data breaches thus far, and it seems that personal and health records are attackers’ top targets. With the first half of 2015 in the books, let’s take a look back at some of the biggest and most impactful data breaches that have occurred.

CareFirst Data Breach Affects 1.1 Million Customers

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield was yet another healthcare provider to feel the crippling effects of a data breach in 2015. At 1.1 million records exposed, the incident may seem minor when compared to the breaches at Anthem or Premera, but the breach is not insignificant. In fact, investigators have reported that the breach bares striking similarities to those of Anthem and Premera, indicating a potential link between the incidents. Many speculate that, considering similarities in attack methodologies, the attacks may have been carried out by the same group, which is believed to be state-sponsored attackers based out of China.

 

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Dolla Phil | July 28, 2015 7:25 pm

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