The Colorado Rockies baseball club blamed a cyberattack for downing its online ticket sales operation before the World Series in October. The Rockies lost to the Boston Red Sox in four games, but their website was back up and running before the event. Both home games in Denver sold out. Experts said the incident resembled a distributed denial-of-service attack.
A laptop that had stored on it the personal information of more than 26.5 million veterans was reportedly stolen in May from the home of an employee of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The event was not made public until nearly three weeks later.
The massive data breach resulted in a shakeup at the department, including the resignation of a deputy assistant secretary and a class action lawsuit.
The stolen data may also have included information on 1.1 million active-duty service members, 430,000 National Guardsmen and 645,000 members of the Reserves.