Time and time again, the hacking and ex-filtration of corporate data is still going unabated with the latest victim being one of the most important organizations for the internet infrastructure. ICANN has just announced the hackers were able to infiltrate its systems via email phishing and were able to gain access to some of its systems including systems that contained its root zone information.
Prior to ICANN hacking incident, Sony suffered one of the worst breaches of the year and terabytes of data were ex-filtrated and posted online. Below are some of the most prominent hacking incidents of the year 2014 in my opinion. It goes without saying that these are just the ones who made it to the headlines and being reported on. Most likely the number of unreported or undetected incidents will be far more than the ones which made news.
High Profile Hacks of 2014
- ICANN Hacking – ICANN’s announcement of the incident.
- Sony Hacking – An excellent Analysis of the event from the beginning.
- Home Depot – Over 100 Million records stolen.
- JP Morgan – Over 80 million customer and small business accounts compromised.
- EBay – Over 145 million users affected.
- Target – Over 100 million records stolen.
- Apple’s iCloud Hacking – Many celebrities lost their personal files.