Top 9 breaches in 2013

Adobe

Adobe

The number of Adobe customers impacted in a breach disclosed early in October skyrocketed to about 38 million after officials with the computer software company initially reported that 2.9 million were affected.
Drupal.org

Drupal.org

Vulnerabilities in third-party software used by open source content management platform Drupal.org allowed attackers access to information on nearly one million accounts. The data included hashed passwords, but not financial information.
AHMC Hospitals

AHMC Hospitals

More than 700,000 patients of California-based AHMC Hospitals had personal information compromised – including Social Security numbers and insurance information – after thieves broke into an administration office and stole two laptops.
Evernote

Evernote

Note-taking services provider Evernote alerted all its nearly 50 million members in May that a cyber attack may have granted infiltrators access to information including hashed and salted passwords. The company said that no financial information was accessed.
Target

Target

Retail giant Target announced that it had become the victim of a more than two-week-long attack that may have compromised approximately 40 million credit and debit cards and CVV codes, as well as customer names.
Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve

Members of hacktivist collective Anonymous claimed in February that they hacked the Federal Reserve and exposed information on 4,000 bank executives. The Fed confirmed the incident days later, stating that intruders took advantage of vulnerabilities in a website vendor product.
LivingSocial

LivingSocial

More than 50 million customers of deal-of-the-day website Living Social were notified in April of a cyber attack that resulted in data being compromised. Hashed and salted passwords were obtained, but financial information was not accessed.
Monterey County, California

Monterey County, California

Nearly 150,000 residents who received social assistance payments through CalFresh, MediCal, CalWorks, and Foster Care between 2002 and 2009 may have had data compromised after attackers hacked into a computer that was out of use since 2009.
Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts

Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts

The Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts announced in May that it suffered a data breach. Court records and financial information are secure, but 160,000 Social Security numbers and one million driver

From the headline-grabbing Adobe breach to LivingSocial's password debacle, here are the top 9 breaches that have occurred this year and created even more security awareness.

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