Recent Breaches

Government


The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced it was the victim of a cyber attack that exposed 21.5 million U.S. Government employees, contractors and others.

In early September 2015, it was announced that hackers had stolen debit and credit card data from customer at the Pentagon’s food court.

The hack of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) “Get Transcript” application exposed nearly 334,000 tax accounts to thieves.

Health


Anthem announced that a data breach compromised information for nearly 80 million people. Similar attacks also occurred at Premera Blue Cross (11 million people) and the UCLA Health System (4.5 million people.)

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield reported a breach (10.5 million people) on August 5, 2015 that extends back to December 2013. 

Retail


In May 2015, Starbucks acknowledged that criminals used the company’s app to break into individual customer rewards accounts via their app.

In 2014, 56 million Home Depot customers were subject to a data breach that stole customer email addresses and payment information.

In late 2013, the credit and debit card information of 40 million Target customers were stolen by hackers.

Travel


Fifty-four Starwood Hotels & Resorts were the victim of a security breach that exposed customer names and credit card information. Click here for a list of impacted locations.

Suspected fraudulent activity on customer cards led multiple financial institutions to identify a breach at Hilton Hotel properties between mid-April and late July 2015. 

Other


The hackers of an adult dating website, Ashley Madison, threatened to expose the records of its 37 million users if the site was not shut down.

Password management company, LastPass, revealed it had been the victim of a cyber-attack that compromised email addresses, password reminders and other security features of its users.

VTech revealed its Learning Lodge database was hacked, exposing information of 6.4 million children and 4.8 million adults.

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