The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2016 (So Far)


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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

While not the largest breach of the year so far by number of records, the June announcement of a data breach at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is particularly concerning. A report issued by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology announced that Chinese hackers had access to the department's systems from 2010 to 2013 though back-end malware that had been installed on workstations and servers. The announcement came after the Inspector General started investigating the FDIC for another breach, which occurred in 2015, and found the FDIC had failed to report the breach. In May, the FDIC had retroactively reported five other breaches, affecting a total of 160,000 individuals. The breach brings up concerns around breach reporting, as well as nation-state attacks from overseas actors such as China.



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