7 of the Biggest Security Breaches in History [Infographic]

Pinchas Levinson

Pinchas LevinsonDigital Marketing Manager at TeleMessage

Thursday, November 29, 2018

As technology becomes more sophisticated, so do the methods hackers use to get inside your network. It’s often the simple things that could prevent a data breach. Here’s 7 of the biggest security breaches in history and what you can learn from them.

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The business community is aware of the threats that have spread across the globe, and through the help of modern technology, most businesses have the capability to block potential breaches before they can cause any damage. But for some companies, this is still a big problem with many big organizations victim to data breaches.

During the past few years, companies like Yahoo and Home Depot have appeared on the news after experiencing large scale data breaches that have put millions of consumers at risk. Yahoo was breached by Russian intelligence officers who exposed private information of over 500 million users in 2013. Equifax also suffered a breach when former Executive Jun Ying was convicted for stealing consumer credit reports for over 145 million users, exposing all their data for illegal use.

The industries with the highest number of data breach incidents include healthcare, financial services, education, and the government. And whilst all these business types have sufficient measures in place to prevent a breach, many of these incidents were caused by human error and accidental publishing, hacking or a lost or stolen device.

This infographic from TeleMessage looks at some of the biggest security breaches in history to help you to avoid making the same mistakes.

The Top Security Breaches in History

Author: Pinchas Levinson, TeleMessage Digital Marketing Manager, is a seasoned professional in the fields of secure and mass messaging and text message archiving. With over 20 years' experience supporting software and hardware development environments, his deep and broad technical background ensures high value to his educated commentary on industry developments. Find TeleMessage on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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