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

 
By year
By industry
By cause
 
Target Corp's 2013 data breach was, according to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, the fourth largest since 2009.

Source: Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

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