Top security breaches of 2014

By Hendrix Bodden • February 3, 2015

Check out this chart for the top breaches…

Date (2014) Company Number of records exposed Types of records
25 Jan Michael’s 2,600,000 payment cards
6 Feb Home Depot 20,000 employee info
14 Mar Sally Beauty Supply 25,000 credit/debit card
17 Apr Aaron Brothers 400,000 payment cards
22 Apr Iowa State University 48,729 student social security numbers
30 May Home Depot 30,000 credit/debit card
22 Jul Goodwill Industries 868,000 payment systems
18 Aug Community Health Systems 4,500,000 patient data
21 Aug United Postal Service 105,000 credit/debit card
28 Aug JP Morgan Chase 1,000,000 financial information
2 Sep Home Depot 56,000,000 credit/debit card
2 Sep Viator/Trip Advisor 880,000 payment cards
25 Sep Central Dermatology 76,258 patient data
7 Nov Home Depot 53,000,000 email addresses
10 Nov US Postal Service 800,000 personal data
18 Nov Staples 1,200,000 credit/debit card

This isn’t a comprehensive list by any means, but it’s clear that businesses and other organisations are regularly losing large amounts of confidential data to increasingly well-organised cybercriminals.

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