The 10 Biggest Data Breaches of 2014 (So Far)

Veterans Of Foreign Wars Of The U.S.

Attackers targeted visitors to the website of the The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. this year in an apparent attempt to gain access to defense contractor intellectual property and other sensitive documents, according to security vendor FireEye, which discovered the threat. The VFW said it was informed of the incident in March and discovered that the breach exposed the information of up to 55,000 of its members.  The combat veterans association said attackers targeted a website vulnerability and gained access to an underlying Web server containing the names, Social Security numbers and other details of some of its members.  The website was used as an attack platform, redirecting visitors to a malicious web page that targeted an Adobe Flash zero-day vulnerability. FireEye said it believes the threat originated in China and sought people who may have had access to military plans and contracts.

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