The Albanese government confirmed a cyber-attack, which led to the potential exposure of 26 billion records, possibly representing the biggest data breach ever. Cybersecurity experts from SecurityDiscovery.com and CyberNews discovered the stolen data on an unprotected web platform. The attack targeted various popular apps such as Twitter, Weibo, MySpace, LinkedIn, and Adobe. The exposed data could facilitate identity theft, phishing, and unauthorized access. Although the attacker may never be uncovered, experts suggest a possible malicious individual, data broker, or data-abundant service.
A division of United Healthcare, Change Healthcare, is dealing with the fallout of a cyber attack. This has heavily impacted the healthcare industry, affecting transactions