Data Breaches & Privacy Incidents

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Data Breaches & Privacy Incidents

Of the listed companies on the attached spreadsheet, only 17 companies have experienced data breaches since 2018.

Selected Findings

  • Amazon suffered a major data breach that caused customer names and email addresses to be disclosed on its website before Black Friday.
  • Canon experienced a data breach which exposed the email account containing documents of certain General Electric employees, former employees and beneficiaries entitled to benefits that were maintained on Canon’s systems.
  • Security research firms, Synacktiv and GRIMM found that DJI app collected users personal data illegally.
  • An attack on Facebook networks exposed information from nearly 50 million users.
  • A glitch caused up to 14 million Facebook users to have their new posts inadvertently set to public.
  • Fossil Group's, Misfit.com website was comprised by a malicious code which enabled unauthorized third-party access to information on Misfit.com website users, including names, telephone numbers, addresses, email addresses, username, password, and payment card information.

Research Strategy

For some companies listed in the attached spreadsheet, they did not experience any data breach within the specified time frame; hence, "N/A" was inputted in their respective columns. We combed through the companies blogs and press releases, media sites, annual reports, the State of California mandatory data breach reporting, among others for the information.
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