Learn more about the latest data breaches

The list of companies involved in data breaches is seemingly endless and continuing to grow. And that’s just the data breaches that make national news; many never come to light. Universities, health insurance companies, retailers ranging from mega to small--any institution that collects data about its customers is vulnerable to attack, and hackers seem to be enjoying a new era of data breaches.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse lists breaches as they are exposed here, with a ticker counting the number of records exposed (quickly approaching 1 billion as of early 2016).

Lifeboat Network breach

Lifeboat Network, a division of Minnesota-based Hydreon Corporation, has announced that it experienced a data breach that compromised email addresses, usernames, and weakly-hashed passwords on 7 million users. Lifeboat is the operator of a network of servers for the popular Minecraft PE mobile game.

Rosen Hotels breach

Orlando-based Rosen Hotels & Resorts has posted a data breach warning for customers who visited their hotels over an 18-month period. The chain joins Hyatt, Trump Hotels, Hilton Hotels, and Starwood Hotels as the latest hotel and resort chain falling victim to data breaches.

21st Century Oncology breach

Ft. Myers, Florida-based 21st Century Oncology, which operates a chain of 181 cancer treatment centers in the U.S. and Canada, has reported a breach that may have exposed information on up to 2.2 million customers.

Landry's restaurants breach

The restaurant, casino, and entertainment company, which owns Landry's Seafood, McCormick & Schmick's, Morton's, and Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurants, has received reports of unauthorized charges on credit cards of customers who had dined at its restaurants.

Hyatt Hotels breach

On December 23, 2015, Hyatt Hotels reported that it was investigating cyberattacks that caused data breaches at its properties from August 13 to December 8, 2015.

vTech breach

A massive November 2015 breach at toymaker VTech raised major concerns about the level of data security at providers of the new generation of connected toys.

Hilton breach

Hotel giant Hilton Worldwide (operator of Hilton Hotels, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Waldorf Astoria, and others) was the latest in a series of hotel breaches including Starwood Hotels, Trump Hotel Collection, Mandarin Oriental, and White Lodging.

Experian / T-Mobile

The credit monitoring firm Experian suffered a major breach in fall 2015 when hackers were able to steal the personal information of 15 million consumers who had applied for T-Mobile wireless service.