March 7, 2017: Krebs On Security revealed that Verifone, the largest maker of point-of-sale credit card terminals used in the U.
S., discovered a breach of its internal network in January 2017.
When Buzz Feed contacted Hudson Bay Company, the Canada-based organization that owns Saks Fifth Avenue, the pages containing customer information were taken down.
At this time, it’s not clear how this happened, how customers may have been affected, and who was responsible.
At the time, it wasn’t known what was stolen and how many people were affected.
However, in January, Leaked Source revealed that 1,503,707 ESEA records had been added to its database and that leaked records included a great deal of private information: registration date, city, state, last login, username, first and last name, bcrypt hash, email address, date of birth, zip code, phone number, website URL, Steam ID, Xbox ID, and PSN ID.March 15, 2017: Dun & Bradstreet, a huge business services company, found its marketing database with over 33 million corporate contacts shared across the web in March 2017. Postal Service, AT&T, Wal-Mart, and CVS Health had information leaked, and the database may have included full names, work email addresses, phone numbers, and other business-related data.The firm claims its systems were not breached, but that it has sold the 52GB database to thousands of companies across the country; it’s unclear which of those businesses suffered the breach that exposed the records. March 19, 2017: Buzz Feed broke the news that customer information was available in plain text via a specific link on the Saks Fifth Avenue website.February 1, 2017: Security expert Troy Hunt, of the website , revealed that Xbox 360 ISO and PSP ISO had been hacked in September 2015.The websites, both forums which host illegal video game download files, housed sensitive user information that was taken.February 17, 2017: The national fast food chain acknowledged a data breach after being pressed by the website Krebs On Security.The company admitted that they had been notified in mid-January about a possible breach in select restaurants, but the FBI asked them not to go public yet.Malware was placed on payment systems inside certain Arby’s corporate stores, which make up about one-third of all Arby’s in the nation.There are about 1,000 corporate Arby’s restaurants, and while not all were affected, it’s not clear yet how many were.Breached information included full names, addresses, races, ethnicities, Social Security numbers, and a variety of health-related information.The county health departments are subject to federal and state privacy laws and must protect all information they received; it was also requested that they electronically purge electronic information about non-Medicaid patients.