Grant West, a 27-year-old from Kent, UK, operating under name 'Courvoisier', targeted well-known companies (such as Uber, Sainsbury's, Groupon, T Mobile) since 2015 to obtain and sell the financial data of tens of thousands of customers. He was arrested in September 2017 after a two-year-long investigation and recently ordered by the court to pay back over £922,000 to his victims.
Phishing emails usually claim that there's a problem with your account or that a false purchase has been made. That's why instead of clicking on links from such emails, it's better to access your account through website and make sure there that everything is in order.
A coordinated ransomware attack hit 23 Texas local government agencies on August 16, crippling their vital operations (e.g. payments, police and other services). Only one of the targeted counties was able to stop the attack.