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The biggest data breaches ever committed in the US

His pandemic Mesures COVID-19 has greatly changed the daily lives of people worldwide. But as more and more employees work from home and turn to e-shopping, the danger for data breaches, which may leak their personal information. As reported by Federal Trade Commission and Identity Theft Resource Center, the number of data breaches has doubled from 2014 to 2019.

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So let's look at the 10 biggest company data breaches in the US:

10. MySpace (2016)

Number of files exhibited: 360.000.000

Type of violation: Electronic intrusion

Industry: Social network

Types of breached information: Account name, e-mail, passwords

9. FriendFinder Networks (2016)

Number of files exhibited: 412.000.000

Type of violation: Electronic intrusion

Industry: Social network

Types of breached information: Account name, email, passwords, user activity dates

8 Facebook (2019)

Number of files exhibited: 419.000.000

Type of violation: Accidental exposure on the internet

Industry: Social network

Types of information violated: Names, account IDs, telephone numbers, countries

7. Marriott International (2018)

Number of files exhibited: 500.000.000

Type of violation: Electronic intrusion

Industry: Hospitality

Types of information breached: Names, home address, phone numbers, email, passport numbers, date of birth, gender, booking information

6. Yahoo (2014)

Number of files exhibited: 500.000.000

Type of violation: Electronic intrusion

Industry: Media

Types of breached information: Names, emails, phone numbers, date of birth, login details

5. Facebook / Cultura Colectiva (2019)

Number of files exhibited: 540.000.000

Type of violation: Accidental exposure to Internet

Industry: Social network

Types of breached information: Account name, account ID, Facebook comments and reactions

4. First American Corporation (2019)

Number of files exhibited: 885.000.000

Type of violation: Accidental exposure on the internet

Industry: Economics

Types of breached information: Bank account numbers, banking transactions, driver's license, social security numbers

3. Labs Data People / OxyData.io (2019)

Number of files exhibited: 1.200.000.000

Type of violation: Accidental exposure on the internet

Industry: Data

Types of breached information: Names, emails, phone numbers, social media profiles

2. River City Media (2017)

Number of files exhibited: 1.370.000.000

Type of violation: Accidental exposure on the internet

Industry: Marketing

Types of breached information: Names, IP addresses, home address, email

1. Yahoo (2013)

Number of files exhibited: 3.000.000.000

Type of violation: Electronic intrusion

Industry: Media

Types of breached information: Names, emails, phone numbers, date of birth, login information

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