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"Apple"Hacking group AntiSec claimed they hacked an FBI laptop in March 2012 accessing a file of more than 12 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs). Subsequently, it was discovered that app developer BlueToad was the source of the breach. The list contained personal information such as full names, phone numbers and addresses. AntiSec published a million of these UDIDs online.812,367,232tech, retailaccidentally publishedy1240000020
"Gmail"5 million Gmail account passwords leaked to a forum, alongside passwords from other email providers. Close inspection revealed the user details to be old (3+ years). Multiple individual targeted hacks of third party websites where people used their Gmail IDs, rather than one big dataleak, suspected to be the method. Gmail itself was not hacked. 105,000,000webhackedy50000001X
178.comgaming website710,000,000webhacked100000001
Accendo Insurance Co. Mismailed letters which allowed some lines of sensitive information (medication name, date of birth, and member ID) to be visible through the envelope window. The mailings were addressed correctly and, to the knowledge of the company, were received by the intended recipients.7175,350healthcarepoor security1800002000
AdobeSep 17th 2013. 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 36 million Adobe customers were involved: 3.1 million whose credit or debit card information was taken and nearly 33 million active users whose current, encrypted passwords were in the database taken. Correction Jan 2015: we previously reported 152m records were taking, but the remainder affected invalid, inactive, test accounts or had out-of-date passwords associated with them.936,000,000techhackedy3600000050000
Adult Friend FinderInternet dating & hookup siteSexual preferences, names, email addresses, usernames, dates of birth, postal codes113,900,000webhacked39000001
Advocate Medical Group4,000,000 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).94,000,000healthcarelost / stolen mediay400000020
Affinity Health Plan, Inc.A rented photocopier used to copy health records did not have its hard-drive wiped before its return. 5344,579healthcarelost / stolen media y3000004000
Ameritrade Inc.Computer backup tape containing personal information was lost. online broker1200,000financiallost / stolen media20000020
Ankle & foot Center of Tampa Bay, Inc.The information hacked included information such as patient names, social security numbers, date of birth, home addressees, account numbers, and healthcare services and related diagnostic codes.6156,000healthcarehacked1600004000
Anthem Second-largest health insurer in the USFeb 2015: Names, dates of birth, member ID/ social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and employment information.1280,000,000healthcarehackedy8000000020
AOLAmerican OnlineDurp. AOL VOLUNTARILY released search data for roughly 20 million web queries from 658,000 anonymized users of the service. No one is quite sure why.220,000,000webaccidentally publishedy200000001 Crunch
AOLAmerican Online A former America Online software engineer stole 92 million screen names and e-mail addresses and sold them to spammers who sent out up to 7 billion unsolicited e-mails.092,000,000webinside job, hacked920000001
AppleDeveloper portal hacked. "Some" information about 275,000 3rd-party developers potentially stolen.9275,000techhacked3000001
AshleyMadison.comUS ex-marital affairs site20th July 2015: DEVELOPING: Online hookup site for extra-marital affairs has been severely breached and the personal details of 37m users, as well as company financial records, threatened with release. Notorious hacking outfit The Impact Team has claimed responsibility. The hackers are demanding the shutdown of and other associated sites.1137,000,000webhacked370000001
AT&TUS Telecoms companyDetails of iPad 3G users hacked from AT&T website, thought to include those of White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.6114,000telecomshackedy1000001
AT&TA laptop was stolen from a car containing unencrypted Social
Security numbers and bonus/salary info of AT&T employees.
4113,000telecomslost / stolen computery1000001
22 Korea's largest online shopping site418,000,000webhacked18000000300
Australian Immigration DepartmentAn employee of the agency inadvertently sent the passport numbers, visa details and other personal identifiers of all world leaders attending the G20 Brisbane summit to the organisers of the Asian Cup football tournament. Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi, David Cameron and many others.11500,000governmentaccidentally published50000050000
Automatic Data ProcessingBusiness outsourcing, payrolls, benefits1125,000financialpoor security13000020
AvMed, Inc.Two company laptops containing names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and health-related information. 51,220,000healthcarelost / stolen computer120000020
Banner HealthHackers gained access to payment card data via food outlets at Banner Health locations.123,700,000private firmhacked3700000300
BetfairUK gambling siteBetfair waited 18 months to report the breach of their online gambling site, alarming banking institutions and security experts. Betfair's systems breach, which occurred in March and April 2010, was not uncovered until this past May, when a server crashed.62,300,000webhacked2300000300
Bethesda Game StudiosUS video game company (Elder Scrolls, Fallout 3)Hacking collective Lulzsec stole account information of 200,000 user.7200,000gaminghacked2000001 World
BlizzardActivision, Battle.netScrambled passwords, e-mail addresses, and personal security answers were knowingly stolen from Blizzard's internal network. Blizzard would not elaborate on the size of the hack ("millions"). 814,000,000gaminghacked1400000020
Blue Cross Blue Shield of TennesseeUS health insurance organizationA thief stole 57 hard drives from the closet of a BlueCross call center in Chattanooga, Tenn. Data on the stolen hard drives was encoded but not encrypted. Bluecross stated there was no evidence the information was accessed due to the specialized nature of the hardware stolen. 51,023,209healthcarelost / stolen media y100000020
BNY Mellon Shareowner ServicesWealth managementA back-up tape, containing over 12 million customers records were lost.412,500,000financiallost / stolen media 125000001
BrazzersPorn siteSept. 'The data contains 790,724 unique email addresses, and also includes usernames and plaintext passwords. (The set has 928,072 entries in all, but many are duplicates.'13790724webhacked7907244000
British AirwaysFrequent flyer accounts11500,000retailhacked5000001
California Department of Child Support ServicesCalifornia child support records were lost in transit during a disaster preparedness exercise.8800,000governmentlost / stolen media 80000020
Cardsystems Solutions Inc. Third-party payment processor for Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and DiscoverCardSystems was fingered by MasterCard after it spotted fraud on credit card accounts and found a common thread, tracing it back to CardSystems. An unauthorized entity put a specific code into CardSystems' network, enabling the person or group to gain access to the data. It's not clear how many of the 40 million accounts were actually stolen. 140,000,000financialhackedy40000000300
CarefirstBlue Cross, Blue Shield US medical insurerAttacked happened in June 2014. Was announced in June 2015.111,100,000healthcarehacked11000001
CarPhone WarehouseUK mobile phone supplier112,700,000webhacked270000050000
Central Hudson Gas & ElectricCustomer banking information and other personal information may have been accessed during the hack.9110,000energyhacked100000300 Rights
CheckFree CorporationProvider of online banking, online bill payment and electronic bill payment services for the financial services industryCustomers who went to CheckFree's Web sites between 12:35 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. on the day of the attack were redirected to a Ukrainian Web server that used malicious software to try and install a password-stealing program on the victim's computer.55,000,000financialhackedy50000001 World
Chile Ministry Of EducationA computer hacker in Chile published confidential records belonging to six million people to illustrate the weakness of their security. 46,000,000governmentaccidentally published60000001 News
China Software Developer Network76,000,000webhacked60000001
CitigroupThird big data breach from Citigroup."The personal information of 150,000 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."9150,000financialpoor securityy15000020
CitigroupLess than 1% of Citbank card holders' names, account numbers, and contact information such as e-mail addresses were stolen. Card security codes were not stolen. 7360,083financialhacked400000300 World
CitigroupBlame the messenger! A box of computer tapes containing information on 3.9 million customers was lost by United Parcel Service (UPS) while in transit to a credit reporting agency.13,900,000financiallost / stolen media y3900000300 Times
City and Hackney Teaching Primary Care TrustHeavily encrypted disks containing details of children are lost by couriers.3160,000governmentlost / stolen media16000020
Classified Iraq War documentsWikileaks6392,000governmentinside job40000020
Clinton campaignThe campaign's network was hacked, but nobody knows what information they took.135,000,000governmenthacked500000020
ClixSenseSept. The information stolen contains usernames, passwords, home addresses, payment histories, and other banking details.136600000webhack660000050000
Code.orgNon-profit organisationVolunteer email addresses were left accessible via web browser. 1210webpoor security101
Colorado governmentDepartment of Health Care Policy & Financing6105,470healthcarelost / stolen computer10000020
Community Health SystemsAug 2014: Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the US, had patient data from the last 5 years breached. Details included names, addresses, social security numbers. Suspected "chinese hackers" were thought responsible. Goal: identity theft.104,500,000healthcarehackedy450000020
Compass BankA former employee stole a hardrive containing 1m account details from the bank, then used it to defraud cutomers of nearly $32,000.31,000,000financialinside joby1000000300
Countrywide Financial CorpEmployee convicted of downloading millions of borrower files and selling the information to other loan lender72,500,000financialinside job250000020
Countrywide Financial CorpMortgage financer22,600,000financialinside job2600000300
Court VenturesExperianA Vietnamese identity theft service was sold personal records, including Social Security numbers, credit card data and bank account information, by Court Ventures, a company now owned by data brokerage firm Experian.8200,000,000financialinside job20000000020 Times / Experian
Crescent Health Inc., WalgreensNames, Social Security numbers, health insurance identification numbers, health insurance information, dates of birth, diagnoses, other medical information, disability codes, addresses, and phone numbers may have been exposed via a laptop theft.9100,000healthcarelost / stolen computer1000004000 Rights
D&B, AltegrityHackers 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. 101,000,000techhacked1000000300 Today; Reuters; BBC News
Dai Nippon PrintingJapanese printing companyA former contractor of Dai Nippon Printing Company in Tokyo, Japan stole 8.6 million records containing the personal data of customers of 43 of the company's clients. 38,637,405retailinside job86000001 Today
Data Processors InternationalProvides merchant account establishment and Internet based credit card payment processing services45,000,000financialhacked50000001
Dominios Pizzas (France)10600,000webhacked6000001
Driving Standards AgencyHard disk with details of candidates for the driving theory test was lost in a premises in Iowa by subcontractors. Only names, addresses and phone numbers. 33,000,000governmentlost / stolen media300000020
Driving Standards Agency,Details of candidates for the driving theory test were on a hard drive that went missing in the US. 33,000,000governmentlost / stolen media300000020
DropboxWebsites stolen from other websites used to sign into a small number of Dropbox accounts. The hack was mainly used to send spam to users. 830,000webhacked300001
DropboxUser credentials were stolen in a 2012 hack, but the number affected has only just come to light. 868,700,000webhacked687000001
Drupalopen-source content management platformMalicious files placed on servers via a 3rd-party application. Exposed usernames, e-mail addresses, country information, and cryptographically hashed passwords.91,000,000webhacked10000001 Technica
EbayThe company has said hackers attacked between late February and early March with login credentials obtained from “a small number” of employees. They then accessed a database containing all user records and copied “a large part” of those credentials.10145,000,000webhackedy1450000001
Educational Credit Management CorpUS student loan guarantorA contractor for the US Department of Education stole the records of 3.3 million people. Data included names, addresses, Social Security numbers and dates of birth of borrowers, but no financial or bank account information.63,300,000financiallost / stolen mediay330000020
Eisenhower Medical CenterCalifornia hospitalStolen computer contained data listing patients' names, ages, dates of birth, medical record numbers and the last four digits of their social security numbers.7514,330healthcarelost / stolen computer5000004000
Embassy CablesConfidential communications between 274 embassies in countries throughout the world and the State Department in Washington DC, between 1966-2010.Wikileaks6251,000governmentinside job30000050000
Emergency Healthcare Physicians, Ltd.A Chicago emergency physician groupThe stolen portable hard drive is believed to have contained records from 2003 to 2006 that included patient names, addressees, phone numbers, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and, in some cases, drivers' license numbers.6180,111healthcarelost / stolen media1800004000
Emory Healthcarehospital system in Atlanta8315,000healthcarepoor security3000004000
European Central Bank104,000,000financialhacked40000001
Evernoteonline note-taking siteEvernote asked its 50 million users to reset their passwords following an attempt to hack the note-taking network. The company said it’d found no evidence that any payment information for Evernote Premium or Evernote Business customers had been accessed, nor was there any indication that content stored by users had been accessed, changed or lost.950,000,000webhacked500000001; Digital Trends
Experian / T-mobileThe world's biggest data monitoring firm disclosed a massive breach of customers who applied for service with T-Mobile. Names, addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers, drivers license numbers and passport numbers.1115,000,000webhacked15000000300
FacebookUsing the network's "Download Your Information" tool, some Facebook members were inadvertently sent the phone numbers or email address of Facebook friends that were otherwise private. Facebook assured users that the bug was fixed within a day, and that there is no evidence that the information was used maliciously.96,000,000webaccidentally published60000001
Fidelity National Information ServicesEmployee sold customer information to a data broker, including names, addresses, birth dates, bank account and credit card information.38,500,000financialinside job8500000300
Florida CourtsFlorida Department of Juvenile Justice9100,000governmentlost / stolen computer10000020 Rights
Florida Department of Juvenile JusticeThree computers were stolen that contained both youth and employee records was reported stolen on January 2, 2013. Over 100,000 records were on the device and may have been exposed.9100,000governmentlost / stolen computer10000020 Rights
Formspring Interest-based social Q&A websiteFormspring was tipped off to a breach after 420,000 hashed passwords were posted to a security forum. 8420,000webaccidentally publishedy4000001;txt
GamigoGerman gaming website88,000,000webhacked80000001
Gap IncStolen laptop which contained social security numbers, data on people who applied for positions at Gap stores, including Banana Republic and Old Navy, between July 2006 and June 2007.3800,000retaillost / stolen computer80000020 World
Gawker.comUS news and gossip blog network including Lifehacker.comHacked. 1.5 Million usernames, emails, passwords taken.61,500,000webhacked150000020
Global PaymentsCredit, debit and check processing for merchants (Visa, Mastercard, etc)1.5 million credit card numbers from its systems may have been exposed after detecting “unauthorized access” into its processing system. 87,000,000financialhacked1500000300
Greek governmentA computer programmer was arrested in Greece for allegedly stealing the identity information of what could amount to 83% of the country's population. The 35-year-old was found in possession of 9 million data files containing identification card data, addresses, tax ID numbers and licence plate numbers, which he was also suspected of trying to sell.89,000,000governmenthacked900000020
GS CaltexPrivate oil companyTwo multimedia discs containing the names, social security numbers, addresses, cell phone numbers, email addresses and workplaces of Korean customers sorted by age were stolen. They were found by an office worker in a backstreet’s trash pile in Seoul. Experts say a GS Caltex employee likely stole the information for personal purposes given there were no signs of hacking.411,100,000energyinside job1110000020http://www.datalossdb.org Loss Database
Hacking TeamItalian cybersecurity firm sells digital surveillance software to law enforcement and national security organisations. 400 GB of documents - including software source code, private messages & client databases - has been stolen and put online via BitTorrent. The documents show the company has sold products to repressive regimes.11500,000webhackedy50000050000 Guardian
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket ChainDelhaize Group: Hannaford Bros, Sweetbay, Food Lion, Bloom, Bottom Dollar, Harveys, Kash n' KarryAn estimated 4.2 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen.34,200,000retailhacked4200000300
Health Net Largest US publicly traded managed health care companyA portable hard drive with seven years of personal and medical information on about 1.5 million Health Net customers was lost for six months before being reported. 51,500,000healthcarelost / stolen media y15000004000
Health Net - IBMData lost from HN servers managed by IBMSeveral server drives, containing personal information of former and current employees, went missing.71,900,000healthcarelost / stolen media 1900000300
HeartlandIndependent payment processorThe biggest credit card scam in history, Heartland eventually paid more than $110 million to Visa, MasterCard, American Express and other card associations to settle claims related to the breach.5130,000,000financialhackedy130000000300
Hewlett PackardLaptop lost/stolen containing employee data: names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other employment-related information.2200,000tech, retaillost / stolen mediay20000020
Home DepotMalware installed on cash register system across 2,200 stores syphoned credit card details of up to 56 million customers. May be the same group of Russian and Ukrainian hackers responsible for the data breaches at Target, Sally Beauty and P.F. Chang’s, among others1056,000,000retailhackedy56000000300
Honda CanadaNames, addresses and vehicle identification numbers were taken from the company’s eCommerce websites myHonda and myAcura7283,000retailpoor securityy30000020
Indiana UniversityStudents who attended the university between 2011 and 2014 may have had their data exposed after it was stored on an unprotected site. The data was accessed by three webcrawlers but there is not evidence it was accessed by any unauthorized individuals.9146,000academicpoor security15000020 University
InterparkJuly. South Korean police are blaming North Korea for stealing data in an attempt to obtain foreign currency. 1310,000,000webhack1000000020
Invest BankUnited Arab Emirates bankHacker breached a United Arab Emirates bank, demanding a ransom of $3m in bitcoin to stop tweeting data, mostly about corporate accounts. The hacker dumped files on the website of a basketball team, which he hacked for storage. The bank, Invest Bank, won't pay the ransom. 1140,000bankinghacked4000050000
IRSUS Tax service"An unnamed cybermafia used an IRS app to download forms full of personal information. They posed as legitimate taxpayers, and tried to download forms on 200,000 people between February and May. They got away with half of them, the IRS said. The crooks used about 15,000 of them to claim tax refunds in other people's names."11100,000governmentpoor security1000001
Japan AirlinesOct 2014: Japan Airlines confirmed the possible theft of information from up to around 750,000 frequent-flier programme members. Data that may have been stolen included names, genders, birth dates, addresses, email addresses and places of work.10750,000transporthacked80000020
Jefferson CountyWest Virginia, US"Jefferson County Clerk Jennifer Maghan said she unveiled a new online search tool that enabled residents and business professionals to access nearly 1.6 million documents that are stored in her office via their home computers"41,600,000governmentaccidentally publishedy160000020
JP Morgan ChaseJuly 2014: The US's largest bank was compromised by hackers, stealing names, addresses, phone numbers and emails of account holders. The hack began in June but was not discovered until July, when the hackers had already obtained the highest level of administrative privilege to dozens of the bank’s computer servers.1076,000,000financialhackedy76000000300
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