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Code Red: Biggest Cyber Attacks in US History

101111000010010100010101001010101 101111000010010100010101001010101 CODE RED 01 01 10 10 10 01 10 The Biggest Data Breaches 01 in Recent History 010101 9:C 101111000010010100010101001010101 1011110 Jesse James, John Dillinger, Butch Cassidy. What do these prolific bank robbers have in common? The amount they stole doesn't come close to the amount stolen due to data breaches over the last decade. THE BREACH: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (2006) WHAT WAS LEAKED: As many as 28.6 million records. The data (held on a laptop and storage device) included: HELLO, I'M SS No. XXX-XX-XXXX SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS NAMES PHONE NUMBERS & ADDRESSES DATES OF BIRTH HOW IT HAPPENED: The data for all American veterans discharged since 1975 were stolen from a VA employee's home. At the time, the theft was the largest information security breach in government history. THE COST: In January 2009, the VA $20 agreed to pay $20 million to current and former military personnel to settle a class action lawsuit. MILLION BETWEEN 456,490,000 2009-2014, records were exposed by data breaches. THE BREACH: HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS (2009) WHAT WAS LEAKED: 130 MILLION CREDIT CARDS = 10 million credit cards HOW IT HAPPENED: The credit card processing company had its computer network compromised. = 1,000 people In 2015, 2,200 individuals' personal information was jeopardized in a similar attack $2.8 THE COST: $2.8 billion, according to Ponemon Institute BILLION Medical/Healthcare 333 NUMBER OF DATA BREACHES IN THE US. BY İNDUSTRY 2014 Business 258 Government 92 Educational 57 Banking/Credit/Financial 43 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 THE BREACH: THE BREACH: TARGET (2013) JPMORGAN CHASE (2014) - WHAT WAS LEAKED: WHAT WAS LEAKED: Personal and financial 40 MILLION CREDIT CARDS information of... which amounts to THE DATA ON 70 MILLION CUSTOMERS 76 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS = 10 million households and also 7 MILLION SMALL BUISNESSES = 1 million customers HOW IT HAPPENED: A cyber attack compromised: usernames, addresses, phone HOW IT HAPPENED: A breach affected shoppers' numbers, email addresses. credit and debit information between 11/27-12/5. THE COST: $1 billion, according to THE COST: Protection Group International. By the end of 2014, the breach JPMorgan Chase Annual Cyber had cost Target $252 million according to company filings. Security Budget: $250 million. THE BREACH: EBAY (2014) WHAT WAS LEAKED: THE COST: 145 million customer accounts $200 million, according to and personal information Protection Group International HOW IT HAPPENED: A cyber attack compromised.. ******* HELLO, I'M CUSTOMER NAMES ENCRYPTED PASSWORDS EMAIL ADDRESSES DATES OF BIRTH * No financial information was taken, according to EBay THE BREACH: ANTHEM (2015) WHAT WAS LEAKED: 80 million patient and employee records. The stolen records potentially exposed: social security numbers, dates of birth, email addresses, and employment Information. = 10 patient and employee records DEC O $100 MILLION HOW IT HAPPENED: Anthem's IT system learned THE COST: of a cyber attack in January According to ZDNet, the breach could cost Anthem 2015. The system found that the attack took place over over $100 million. Others several weeks, starting in estimate in the December 2014 $8-$16 million range BEST PRACTICES FOR PROTECTING YOUR COMPANY'S DATA ENCRYPT DATA: Any device capable of containing or transmitting data should have encryption installed. DON'T GET CARELESS Properly dispose of sensitive data prior to recycling. • Limit physical access to computers. • Make sure employees are trained in the company's security policies. ESTABLISHA PRIVATE NETWORK: A private fiber-optic network is one way to limit third-party access and minimize the risk of data breaches. WILCON ©2016 Wilcon Operations, LLC. All Rights Reserved. corded-in-the-united-states-by-number-of-breaches-and-records-exposed/

Code Red: Biggest Cyber Attacks in US History

shared by alanw4 on Mar 20
Interest in hacking, cyber attacks, and data breaches is becoming more prominent, especially with the recent news regarding the cell phone encryption debate between Apple and the FBI.


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