Code Red: The Biggest Data Breaches in US History
The power and efficiency that technology offers is still in the process of being adopted around the world. Perhaps it’s those harkening for the days of bulky filing cabinets filled to the brim with hard copies, or maybe it’s those who grew up just before personal computers entered our lives: the notion that a wide array of sensitive information stored somewhere in the cloud could be vulnerable to attack is something that is downright frightening.
Before the public hears anything about a cyber attack comes a staggering amount of research. Knowing that the public’s kneejerk reaction is panic—justifiably—the subject of the breach must identify what, specifically, was attacked and what the perpetrators were after. Only through a painstakingly thorough process will it be remotely clear just what the losses are, and how extensive they may be.
With every failure comes opportunity. Only through the exploitation of weak points can a company learn from its mistakes. In this infographic, we take a look at some of the biggest data breaches in recent history, and exactly what each meant.