March sees an increase in the number or records from data breaches. At least 17 companies have had breaches and the number of compromised records exceeds 1.4 billion. A majority of the records breached is from River City Media.
River City Media breached email addresses of 1.37 or 1.34 billion email addresses.
Other related news: Anonymous India hacker claims to have leaked 1.7 million SnapChat users data because SnapChat CEO Evan Spiegel said the app is not for poor people from India. Is this Hacktivism or is it criminal? To answer we have to separate the act from the intent of the hacker.
Hacktivism or hactivism (a portmanteau of hack and activism) is the subversive use of computers and computer networks to promote a political agenda. With roots in hacker culture and hacker ethics, its ends are often related to the free speech, human rights, or freedom of information. -Wikipedia
March was biggest month for compromised data yet.