As business processes and personal information move online, the number of data hacks is growing. Some are minor and go undetected, while others are so major that they can put an entire company at risk.
A Bloomberg News analysis gathered data on major breaches involving almost 200 corporate, government and non-profit organizations over the course of more than a decade, taking into account breaches of 1 million accounts or more.
Hacks ranged from a few million records exposed to several billion. Some cases involved exposure of emails and passwords only, while in others sensitive personal and financial information was stolen. Technology companies, retail, and financial institutions are the most typically targeted industries, but healthcare providers and hotels have also suffered some high-profile hacks.
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