The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of All Time, July 23rd, 2020
July 23, 2020,
Volume 268, Issue 4

We expect websites, online stores, payment companies, and especially banks to look after the personal data we submit. After all, we've given them their custom, used their online service - it's the least they can do

"And yet, on an almost monthly basis, we learn about new security breaches, where hackers have somehow infiltrated the security precautions of large organizations and stolen a large proportion (if not all) of the customer data.

If you've been hit by ID fraud, cybercriminals might have used leaked records. Wondering if your records have been leaked? Here are the 10 biggest data breaches to date (compiled by Purdue University).

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1. Heartland Payment Systems

Affecting at least 100 million people, this hack wasn't detected for 8 months. Hackers stole enough data to create new physical cards. Heartland Payment Systems was forced to pay $140 million in fines and penalties..."

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