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BREACH LEVEL INDEX
NOTABLE DATA BREACHES
Anthem
Insurance
Score: 10.0 Records: 78,800,000
General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs Score: 9.9
Records: 50,000,000
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Score: 9.6
Records: 21,000,000
Topface
Score: 9.2
Records: 20,000,000
Gaana.com / Times Internet Score: 8.9
Records: 10,000,000
The U.S. based health insurance provider was hit with a state-sponsored, identity theft breach in February 2015. Criminal hackers broke into the firm’s servers and stole 78.8 million records that contain personally identifiable information. According to Anthem, the data breach extended into multiple brands that the company uses to market its healthcare plans including: Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Amerigroup, Caremore, and UniCare.
The Turkish government agency suffered an identity theft attack from a malicious outsider that resulted in the theft of 50 million records. According to the Presidency’s State Audit Institution, the servers of the administration’s website were easily breached and information about citizens was stolen.
In June 2015, the OPM was the target of a data breach that involved 21 million records. This was a state-sponsored identity theft attack which has been described by federal officials as one of the largest breaches of government data in the history of the U.S. Information targeted in the breach included personally identifiable information such as Social Security numbers, names, dates and places of birth, and addresses.
This Russia-based online dating service experienced an account access breach by a malicious outsider that resulted in the theft of 20 million records. According to a Bloomberg report, the stolen information included the user names and e-mail addresses of 20 million visitors to the site.
One of India’s most popular music streaming services was hit with an identity theft attack by a malicious outsider that affected 10 million records. According to The Hacker News, the records stolen included user names,
email addresses, passwords, birthdates, and other personal information.
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