Biggest Cyber Attacks

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  • 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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