Target's Data Breach: The Largest Retail Hack in U.S. History
The malware attack on Target that exposed the 40 million records containing credit card information was the largest retail hack in U.S. history, but not the largest overall. Government organizations and businesses in the financial industry have had data breaches that exposed hundreds of millions of records.
Published May 14, 2014
Data Breaches Compromising 1 million or More User Records Since 2009
Source: Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
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