Biggest Cyber Attacks
HEARTLAND – 2008
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.
TJX CO (T.J. MAXX) – 2007
Hacker(s) obtained credit and debit card information.
TJX Co owns over 2000 bargain retail stores and subsidies include T.J. Maxx and Marshalls.
PLAYSTATION – 2011
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.
TARGET CORPORATION – 2013
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.
LIVINGSOCIAL – 2013
Hacker(s) obtained usernames, email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords.
Livingsocial is an online deal-of-the-day website.
EVERNOTE – 2013
Hacker(s) obtained usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords.
Evernote is a cloud based software designed for storing personal notes.
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.
ROCK YOU – 2009
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.
TIANYA CLUB – 2011
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.
ZAPPOS – 2012
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.
KOREAN CREDIT UNION – 2014
KCU employee downloaded and sold customers’ names, social security numbers, phone numbers, credit card numbers with expiration dates using portable hard drive.