Major Data Breaches in January 2023
Looking for a quick overview of some of the most notable January 2023 data breaches in the news? We’ve done the legwork for you, and here they are from the largest number of individuals impacted to the lowest.
Twitter is a social media site that connects people with short messages called tweets.
Company Website: twitter.com
Breach Size: >200 million
Data Exposed: email address, name, username, follower count
In early 2023, over 200M records scraped from Twitter appeared on a popular hacking forum. The data was obtained sometime in 2021 by abusing an API that enabled email addresses to be resolved to Twitter profiles. The subsequent results were then composed into a corpus of data containing email addresses alongside public Twitter profile information including names, usernames, and follower counts.
Home Care Providers of Texas
Health care provider based in Dallas, TX.
Company Website: hcpoftexas.com
Breach Size: >124,000
Data Exposed: name, addresses, DOB, SSN, treatment/diagnosis info, medication info
Files were exfiltrated from the network that contained names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, treatment or diagnosis information, and medication information.
Cricket Social is a social media platform for individuals involved in the game of cricket.
Company Website: cricketsocial.com
Breach Size: > 100,000
Data Exposed: email, phone numbers, names, passwords, DOB, addresses
The Cricket Social database, hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the US, contained admin credentials and private customer data, including email, phone numbers, names, hashed user passwords, dates of birth, and addresses.
SAIF Corporation is a worker’s compensation insurer located in Oregon.
Breach Size: potentially>54,000
Data Exposed: SSN, DL#, financial account numbers, health insurance policy numbers, medical history
For SAIF policyholders, data may have included Social Security numbers, financial account numbers, and medical information about employees of policyholders. For claimants, the data may have included Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, financial account numbers, health insurance policy numbers, and medical history information.
Nissan North America
Nissan is a widely known vehicle manufacturer.
Company Website: nissanusa.com
Breach Size: 17,998
Data Exposed: full name, DOB, North American account numbers
The exposed data from Nissan North America includes full names, dates of birth, and NMAC account numbers (Nissan finance account). In addition, the notice clarifies that the exposed information did not include credit card details or social security numbers.
Five Guys is an American fast-food chain restaurant.
Company Website: fiveguys.com
Breach Size: >3,500 (total number still unknown)
Data Exposed: name, DL#, SSN, financial account information
Five Guys was able to determine that some of the compromised files contained sensitive information belonging to individuals who had previously applied for a job with them. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include full name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, and financial account information
What to do after your information is compromised in a data breach
When headlines hit with a data breach, questions that commonly come up are:
Was my info leaked?
How do I find out if my information was stolen?
How do you protect yourself after a data breach?
Do I need to change my password?
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