Top Security Breaches in History
Data security breach is known as one of the most damaging cybersecurity threats these days. In 2017 alone, the number of private records that were compromised in publicly disclosed data breaches reached 2.5 billion. This statistic, however, does not include data breaches that exposed an unknown number of compromised records – which according to reports increased to 56% in 2017, up 18% from the previous year.
Regardless of the size and nature of your company, be prepared for a potential data breach is crucial to avoid the significant financial damage and compliance headaches that it can wreak havoc into your business. To learn more about the extent of damage that a data security breach can cause to businesses, here are the key takeaways of the infographic from our partner, TeleMessage, which details the worst data security breaches that ever happened in history:
1. Home Depot – Exposed information of 56 million customers.
2. Anthem – Exposed information of 78.8 million customers.
3. JP Morgan Chase – Exposed information of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses.
4. Heartland Payment Systems – Exposed information of 134 million credit card holders.
5. Equifax -Exposed information of 145 million users.
6. eBay – Exposed information of 145 million users.
7. Yahoo – Exposed information of about 3.5 billion users.
Below is an infographic about how these data breach incidents happened.