CardSystems Solutions Inc., a major credit card processor, fell prey to hackers in one of the largest security breaches involving consumer data. Much of the stolen data had been gathered for research and should not have been stored by the company.
AT RISK: 40 Million
Seinsint, a unit of LexisNexis that compiles information from government records and holds personal data about most American citizens was repeatedly attacked by identity thieves. Hackers gained access to U.S. account holders’ Social Security numbers, names and addresses and driver’s license numbers in 59 break-in attempts over 2 years.
AT RISK: 310,000
Students, faculty and staff at The University of Colorado were put at risk when hackers from France and Eastern Europe accessed files containing Social Security numbers, addresses and dates of birth.
AT RISK: 49,000
The identities of San Diego State University students, alumni and employees were jeopardized when hackers broke into a computer server where names and Social Security were stored.
AT RISK: 178,000
DSW Shoes was breached by hackers who stole credit card and checking account data from more than 100 stores.
AT RISK: 1.4 Million
This list could go on and on!!!!