August 2018: Cyber Security Round Up
Yet again it has been another busy month for cyber criminals. From stealing guest data to communication specialists suffering a major breach, here’s the top cyber security news you need to know about from August:
Butlins guests records stolen
Popular UK holiday resort, Butlins suffered a huge data breach following a phishing email and the hackers stole a whopping 34,000 guest records.
T-Mobile suffers data breach
Telecoms giant, T-Mobile suffered the largest data breach of the month. The company reported that there had been unauthorised access to potentially 2 million out of their 77 million customer accounts. The breach was expected to have been conducted by a hacker who took advantage of a vulnerability in a T-Mobile API.
Air Canada Mobile App breach
Air Canada also suffered a data breach through a vulnerable API linked to their mobile app, resulting in 20,000 customer accounts being compromised. Air Canada responded quickly and forced 77 million customer accounts to change their passwords.
Teenager hacks into Apple network
A teenager in Melbourne repeatedly hacked into Apple’s secure computer system. The teen broke into the main frame from his home on multiple occasions and downloaded 90gb of secure files and gained access thousands of customer accounts. Offending from the age of 16, he saved all of his hacking files in a folder called ‘Hacky Hack Hack’ and his schoolboy errors have now got him facing criminal charges.