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Stolen lives: 8 major hacks targeting personal data
Personal data is a prized target for hackers as it can be sold on to criminals intent on using it for fraudulent purposes like applying for credit cards or taking out loans in someone else's name, according to cybersecurity experts. Here are eight of the biggest hacks in history.
CAPITALONE/
RTR26TBU
17 Aug. 2009
Names, addresses and phone numbers of more than 100... more
CAPITALONE/
RTR26TBU
17 Aug. 2009
New York, UNITED STATES
Names, addresses and phone numbers of more than 100 million people were stolen in one of the largest hacks to date targeting U.S. bank Capital One, the firm said this week.

Personal data is a prized target for hackers as it can be sold on to criminals intent on using it for fraudulent purposes like applying for credit cards or taking out loans in someone else's name, according to cybersecurity experts.

As personal information thefts become ever more common, here are eight of the biggest hacks in history:

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
USA-YAHOO/
RTX2R93A
31 Oct. 2016
1. The internet giant Yahoo suffered the world's largest... more
USA
RTX1L9XY
21 Jul. 2015
2. Login credentials for some 412 million users of... more
STARWOOD-HOTELS-M&A/MARRIOTT-INTNL
RTS7E72
16 Nov. 2015
3. The Marriott International hotel chain disclosed... more
UNDER-AR-M&A/
RTR4OEAC
5 Feb. 2015
4. Athletic apparel maker Under Armour said in 2018... more
EBAY-LOGO/
RTX70Q93
23 Jul. 2019
6. E-commerce platform eBay said in 2014 that hackers... more
USA-HOLIDAYSHOPPING/BLACKFRIDAY
RTS276FC
23 Nov. 2018
7. Hackers stole data from up to 40 million credit... more
ANTHEM-CYBERSECURITY/
RTR4OER7
5 Feb. 2015
8. Personal data of about 79 million people, including... more
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