Data breaches 2019 are expensive

Aug 13, 2019



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Organisation have had it easy for some time. Data breaches are increasingly being addressed with penalties backed by GDPR legislation. Some noted fines are:

  • British Airways was fined $328M.
  • Facebook fined $5B for Cambridge Analytica data theft.
  • $99M for Marriott Hotel

In Australia, the OAIC reports that it received 812 privacy complaints in 2018.

Entity Records Organization type Method
2019 Bulgarian revenue agency hack over 5,000,000 government hacked
Canva 140,000,000 web hacked
Capital One 106,000,000 financial hacked
Desjardins 2,900,000 financial inside job
Facebook 540,000,000 social network poor security
Facebook 1,500,000 social network accidentally uploaded
First American Corporation 885,000,000 financial service company poor security
Health Sciences Authority (Singapore) 808,000 healthcare poor security
Justdial 100,000,000 local search unprotected api
Ministry of Health (Singapore) 14,200 healthcare poor security/inside job
Quest Diagnostics 11,900,000 Clinical Laboratory poor security
StockX 6,800,000 retail hacked
Truecaller 299,055,819 Telephone directory unknown
Woodruff Arts Center unknown arts group poor security
Westpac 98,000 financial hacked
Australian National University 19 years of data academic hacked

Here are a few links to fines noted.