TOP IT SECURITY BREACHES FOR 2021 (As of 08/18/21) 

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Another year and another bunch of breaches.  Unfortunately, it will not stop and it is not just large companies but mid to small companies as well.

So let’s get to the list (the not great list of top breaches for 2021 so far (from IdentitySource):

 

Ubiquiti Inc.

January 11, 2021: One of the biggest Internet of Things (IoT) technology vendors, Ubiquiti, Inc., alerted its customers of a data breach caused by unauthorized access to their database ...

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Epic Games become the next victim of being hacked

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Epic Games, the people behind Bulletstorm, Gears of War, UDK, Infinity Blade, and older Unreal Tournament titles

Epic sent emails to its members of their forums stating that an unauthorized access has occurred into their network and usernames, email addresses, passwords and birthdates may have been accessed by an intruder.  Epic is working on resolving the problem and took their site down while it repairs the breach.

More info from Engadget.com on the hack

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Credit Card Hackers Cause Major Security Breach of Point of Sale Terminals at Harbortouch Security

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You may have never heard of Harbortouch Security, but the chances are very good that your credit card has danced at least once with them. The company provides point-of-sale (POS) systems (aka, “those newfangled cash registers”) to around 150,000 businesses, mostly restaurants and bars. When several banks discovered breaches in at least 4,200 of their customers’ accounts, they started to suspect that the credit card processing company had been compromised.


Malware in Point-of-Sale Systems

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