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Data breaches
and cyber attacks

More than 20 data breaches are reported every day. Not all are significant, but some are extraordinary. As cyber security experts, we have the mandate to remain up to date with cyber crime, which is why we closely follow the latest data breaches and cyber attacks.


1 Billion stolen customer data

Happened in 2013 but only disclosed late 2016. Data included names, telephone numbers, DOBs, passwords and security questions.


70 Million customers hacked

Investigators believe the data was obtained via software installed on machines that customers use to swipe magnetic strips on their cards when paying for merchandise at Target stores. Originally 40M customers.

Now 70M!

Court Ventures

200 Million stolen customer data

A lawsuit against the Vietnamese identity theft service contends that the theft of up to 3 million records began in 2010 and was orchestrated by a then-teenager in Vietnam, Hieu Minh Ngo. Ngo, posing as private investigator based in Singapore, gained access to a database of consumer information. He has since been sentenced to 13 years in prison.


36 Million stolen customer data

Hackers obtained access to a large swathe of Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords & removed sensitive information (i.e. names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, etc.). Approximately 36m customers: 3.1m stolen credit cards, 33m stolen encrypted passwords. Correction Jan 2015: we previously reported 152m records taken, but the remainder affected invalid, inactive, test accounts or had out-of-date passwords associated with them.

860,000 customers hacked

The MacRumors intrusion involved a moderator account being logged into by the hacker who then was able to escalate their privileges with the goals of stealing user login credentials.


2 Million customers hacked

An IT contractor for the firm used his deep access to the telecom giant's system to copy customer names and bank account details.

D&B, Altegrity

1 Million stolen customer data

Hackers stole millions of social security numbers from large US data brokers Dun & Bradstreet Corp and Kroll Background America Inc, owned by Altegrity. Correction 7 Jan 2015: we previously stated that records were stolen from LexisNexis. LexisNexis conducted a thorough investigation of the malware intrusion and found no evidence that the malware accessed or stole any customer or consumer data.


4 Million customers hacked

SSNDOB was an underground identity theft service. Teenage hackers used it to collect data for, a site that listed the SSNs, birthdays, phone numbers, current and previous addresses for dozens of top celebrities including Beyonce, Kanye West and Michelle Obama. In doing so they revealed SSNDOB had data on more than 4 million people.

University of Delaware

74,000 customers hacked

Confidential personal information on past and current employees of the University of Delaware was stolen in an attack on a vulnerability in software acquired by a vendor.

Affinity Health Plan, Inc.

Photocopier exposed 344,579 health records

A rented photocopier used to copy health records did not have its hard-drive wiped before its return.

Advocate Medical Group

4 Million customer records were stolen

4,000,000 patient names, addresses, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers were contained in four computers stolen from an administrative building. Second biggest security breach ever reported to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


Biggest online forum leaked 40 Million user private information

China's biggest online forum confirmed that private information for 40 million users had been leaked


Big data breach exposed 150,000 consumer personal information

Third big data breach from Citigroup.The personal information of 150000 consumers who went into bankruptcy between 2007 and 2011 – including their social security numbers – were exposed after Citi failed to properly redact court records before they were put on the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system.""

Massive American business hack

160 Million credit and debit card numbers were stolen

From 2005 to 2012, a hacking ring targeted banks, payment processors and chain stores, to steal more than 160 million credit and debit card numbers, targeting more than 800,000 bank accounts


275,000 customers hacked

Developer portal hacked. Some" information about 275000 3rd-party developers potentially stolen.


500,000 customer records were stolen

Nasdaq forum website hacked by hacking ring, email addresses and passwords compromised.


58 Million customer records were stolen

The video games publisher said that user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords had been illegally accessed but that subscribers' debit and credit card details remained safe as it did not store them.


2 Million customers hacked

Discussion forum for the operating system was compromised leaking personal details and password. The passwords were cryptographically scrambled using the MD5 hashing algorithm - considered an inadequate means of protecting stored passwords by security experts.

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