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The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2021 (So Far)

More than 98.2 million individuals were impacted by the 10 biggest data breaches in the first half of 2021, with three of the 10 largest breaches occurring at technology companies.

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9. DriveSure

Number Of Individuals Impacted: 3.28 Million 

A threat actor posted multiple databases claiming to originate from on a popular English-speaking dark web hacking forum, according to Risk Based Security. In a lengthy post to prove the databases’ high quality, the threat actor detailed the leaked files and the user information, with numerous backend files and folders leaked, Risk Based Security found.

One leaked folder exposed 91 sensitive databases containing detailed dealership and inventory information, revenue data, reports, claims, and client data. User data exposed in the compromised files includes: names; addresses; phone numbers; email addresses; IP addresses; automobile details; VIN numbers; car service records; damage claims; hashed passwords; text and email messages with clients.

The information leaked in these databases is prime for insurance scams, with criminals using personally identifiable information, damage claims, extended car details, and dealer and warranty information to target insurance companies and policyholders. User credentials can be leveraged by threat actors to break into other platforms such as bank accounts, personal email accounts, and corporate systems.

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