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Ryan Francis (CSO (US))
The Identity Theft Resource Center found 85,611,528 records exposed last year in the 783 breaches. The list unfortunately just seems to grow with every update. 2015 is proving to be no different with the Anthem and Premera breaches occurring. But before we move on to this year's compromises, here are the greatest number of records breached from lowest to highest from 2014.
JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) updated investors about their disclosed data breach in an 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The 8-K report says that user contact information, including names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses, as well as internal JPMC information relating to such users was compromised.
Department of Public Health and Human Services - Montana
Hackers of unknown origin gained access to a computer server tied to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, exposing sensitive or confidential information of current and former medical patients, health agency employees and contractors, according to Reuters.
Neiman Marcus was unaware attackers had harvested payment card details until six weeks after the activity had ended, when its merchant processor zeroed in on a fraudulent spending pattern. Neiman Marcus characterized the malware involved as "complex" and described in part how it collected card details despite security measures that the retailer says exceeded industry recommendations.
Staples, one of the nation's largest office supply retailers, said that at least 1.16 million credit and debit cards were impacted after POS malware infected systems at 115 stores nationwide.
Texas Health and Human Services (Xerox)
A report at the time said: Xerox, a company that worked on the Texas Medicaid program, may still have files that contain information about 2 million current and former Medicaid clients. The company is being sued by the state and has refused to return the files.
CEO Chuck Rubinsaid said "it is in the best interest of our customers to alert them to this potential issue" so they can scan payment card statements for unauthorized charges, according to the statement.
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