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Biggest Cyber Attacks

Biggest Cyber Attacks

HEARTLAND – 2008

130,000,000 affected

Hackers gathered the track data from the magnetic stripe on customers credit and debit cards.

Heartland is the fifth largest payment processor in the U.S. and possesses payments for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Additional credit card companies.

Source: money.cnn.com

TJX CO (T.J. MAXX) – 2007

94,000,000 affected

Hacker(s) obtained credit and debit card information.

TJX Co owns over 2000 bargain retail stores and subsidies include T.J. Maxx and Marshalls.

Source: nbcnews.com

PLAYSTATION – 2011

77,000,000 affected

Attack brought network down for extend period of time. User profiles and payment methods stolen.

Playstation is a gaming unit and online network owned by Sony.

Source: mashable.com

TARGET CORPORATION – 2013

70,000,000 affected

Attack targeted point-of-sale terminals and obtained payment card data, names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email.

Target Corporation is second-largest discount retailer the United States.

Source: techcrunch.com

LIVINGSOCIAL – 2013

50,000,000 affected

Hacker(s) obtained usernames, email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords.

Livingsocial is an online deal-of-the-day website.

Source: bits.blogs.nytimes.com

EVERNOTE – 2013

50,000,000 affected

Hacker(s) obtained usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords.

Evernote is a cloud based software designed for storing personal notes.

Source: money.cnn.com

ADOBE – 2013

38,000,000 (unconfirmed 150,000,000) affected

Attackers obtained personal information, email addresses, encrypted passwords. Evidence shows proprietary source code for several products was stolen.

Adobe is a computer software company focused on multimedia and creativity software products.

Source: krebsonsecurity.com

ROCK YOU – 2009

32,000,000 affected

Hacker(s) used SQL injection to retrieve database of usernames, email addresses and passwords.

Rock You is a developer of social games and advertising products.

Source: techcrunch.com

TIANYA CLUB – 2011

28,000,000 affected

After a data breach some usernames, passwords and email addresses were found published.

Tianya Club is an internet forum and currently the twelfth most popular website in China.

Source: itnews.com.au

ZAPPOS – 2012

24,000,000 affected

Hackers accessed customer names, email addresses, phone numbers, addresses, the last four digits of their credit card numbers, and encrypted passwords.

Zappos is currently owned by Amazon and considered the world’s largest online shoe store.

Source: forbes.com

KOREAN CREDIT UNION – 2014

20,000,000 affected

KCU employee downloaded and sold customers’ names, social security numbers, phone numbers, credit card numbers with expiration dates using portable hard drive.

Source: securityweek.com

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