Top five data breaches in 2013...so far

LivingSocial

LivingSocial

Daily-deal website LivingSocial confirmed that its computer systems were hacked, resulting in “unauthorized access.” The company updated its password encryption method after the breach impacted more than 50 million users. Names, email addresses, dates of birth, and salted passwords were stolen.
Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts

Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts

After the public website of the Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts was hacked, sensitive data of individuals whose cases were making their way through the state court system was compromised. Names, Social Security numbers, and driver’s license numbers were accessed.
Evernote

Evernote

The popular notetaking software service Evernote had to reset the passwords of all of its 50 million users following a network breach. The company did not find any indication that content or payment information was stolen. Usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords of users were accessed.
Drupal.org

Drupal.org

The servers of the open source content management platform were hacked, and the sensitive information of close to one million accounts was stolen. As a safety measure, the company reset all passwords. Usernames, email addresses, country information, and hashed passwords were all exposed.
Federal Reserve internal site

Federal Reserve internal site

The Fed admitted that hacking collective Anonymous breached one of its internal websites, accessing the personal data of 4,000 bank executives. Mailing addresses, phone numbers, business emails and fax numbers were accessed and published by the hackers online.

Midway through 2013 we've sorted through the endless breaches that have already taken place, and have decided on what we believe are the top incidents in 2013 thus far. Don't forget to check out our "breaches" section for more information on the topic.

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