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Published: 2014-12-27 11:11:04

eBay: In May 2014, eBay announced that hackers had stolen the personal information of over 145 million users, including names, addresses, birthdates, and passwords.

JPMorgan Chase: In August 2014, JPMorgan Chase revealed that hackers had gained access to the personal information of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, including names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.

Target: In December 2013, but only discovered in 2014, Target announced that hackers had stolen the personal and financial information of up to 110 million customers, including names, addresses, credit and debit card numbers, and PINs.

Home Depot: In September 2014, Home Depot disclosed that hackers had stolen the credit and debit card information of over 56 million customers, as well as the email addresses of over 53 million customers.

Sony Pictures: In November 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked, resulting in the theft and release of confidential information, including sensitive employee data, email correspondence, and unreleased films.

Community Health Systems: In August 2014, Community Health Systems announced that hackers had stolen the personal information of 4.5 million patients, including names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers.

Anthem: In February 2015, but only discovered in 2014, Anthem revealed that hackers had stolen the personal information of up to 80 million current and former customers, including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and email addresses.

Michaels Stores: In January 2014, Michaels Stores, a major arts and crafts retailer, announced that hackers had stolen the credit and debit card information of approximately 2.6 million customers.

Neiman Marcus: In January 2014, Neiman Marcus revealed that hackers had stolen the credit and debit card information of up to 1.1 million customers.

Korea Credit Bureau: In January 2014, the Korea Credit Bureau, a credit reporting agency, disclosed that an employee had stolen the personal information of up to 20 million customers and sold it to marketing firms.

University of Maryland: In February 2014, the University of Maryland announced that hackers had breached a database containing the personal information of over 300,000 faculty, staff, and students.

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services: In May 2014, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services reported that hackers had gained access to a server containing the personal information of 1.3 million individuals.

Staples: In October 2014, Staples revealed that hackers had gained access to point-of-sale systems in 115 of its stores and stolen the credit and debit card information of approximately 1.16 million customers.

Goodwill: In July 2014, Goodwill Industries International reported that hackers had gained access to its payment processing systems and stolen the credit and debit card information of an unknown number of customers.

Dairy Queen: In August 2014, Dairy Queen revealed that hackers had gained access to its point-of-sale systems and stolen the credit and debit card information of approximately 395 of its stores.

Snapchat: In October 2014, Snapchat revealed that hackers had gained access to approximately 4.6 million user accounts and published usernames and phone numbers online.

European Central Bank: In July 2014, the European Central Bank reported that hackers had breached a database containing email addresses and contact information for approximately 20,000 people.

Jimmy John’s: In September 2014, Jimmy John’s, a fast-food sandwich chain, reported that hackers had gained access to its point-of-sale systems and stolen the credit and debit card information of approximately 216 of its stores.

HealthCare.gov: In September 2014, the U.S. government reported that hackers had gained access to a test server for HealthCare.gov, the website for the Affordable Care Act, and uploaded malicious software.

Russian Hackers: In August 2014, a group of Russian hackers gained access to the email accounts of several high-profile individuals, including former Secretary of State Colin Powell and a senior official at the National Security Agency.

Spotify: In May 2014, Spotify revealed that hackers had gained access to its systems and accessed a single user’s data, including email address, encrypted password, and billing information.

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