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5 Scariest Data Breaches of All Time

5 SCARIEST D DATA BREACHES OF ALL TIME When: 2008-2009 Heartland Payment Systems Damage: 130 million debit and credit cards compromised Malware infecting Heartland's network recorded card data as it arrived from retailers. Because the company processed payments for more than 250,000 businesses across the country. the impact was huge. THE BREACH COST MORE THAN $140 MILLION When: 2013-2014 Damage: 110 million records compromised 2 Target Stores Retail giant Target confirmed that hackers had infected the company's 2 payment-card readers, stealing about 40 million credit and debit card numbers. In January 2014, Target announced that the contact information (full names, addresses, emall addresses and telephone numbers) of 70 million customers were also compromised in the breach. THE BREACH COST TARGET $148 MILLION When: 2011 Damage: 102 million records compromised Sony Online In April 2011, attackers targeted the PlayStation Network that links Sony's home gaming consoles, as well as the Qriocity video and music streaming service and Sony Online Entertainment, which hosts huge multiplayer online computer games. SONY ESTIMATED $171 MILLION its cleanup costs at When: 2011 Damage: 60 million to 250 million records compromised 4° Epsilon This marketing firm's email address database of at least 60 million customers (including seven Fortune 10 companies) ended up in the hands of cybercriminals. More than a dozen major retailers, banks and hotels were affected. According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, the number of compromised records may have been as high as 250 million. ANALYSTS ESTIMATE THE BREACH COST $4 BILLION When: 2014 Damage: 56 million payment cards compromised Home 5° Depot "Carders" infected Home Depot's point-of-sale systems at stores in the U.S. and Canada with malware that stole customer credit and debit cards. The theft is likely the largest theft of payment cards from a direct attack on a retailer. HOME DEPOT NOW FACES 21 LAWSUITS Think your business is immune? THINK ACAIN! OF SMALL 44% BUSINESSES report having been victim to a cyber attack THE AVERACE COST OF EACH DATA BREACH FOR A SMALL BUSINESS IS $8,699 SOURCES: / tumblearetailereve cetetdbreach brought to you by terehnollsin /ony // SIGNIO tionarytale4othe wont-databreache hp//www.natouorNew/2014 New/October/21 nuits_apainat Home Depot over bready www.SIGNIX.COM //www.netsecurity er/hecvrd.he-10 //www.cemputerwerld.eom/artile/25183ybercrimehacing/ heartand-breadhepenser peged-n-140 tachem // igheimportanceoteyberlability

5 Scariest Data Breaches of All Time

shared by emaxie on Oct 23
You’ve probably heard about the Target data breach that compromised millions of customers’ credit card numbers and personal information in 2013. You’ve probably also heard about the recent Home ...




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