Fortune 500 Cyber Attacks Timeline

For the Infosec professionals, this troubled 2014 will be remembered for the trail of gigantic breaches unleashed nearly exactly one year ago, when the real outcome of the infamous Target breach became to emerge. The real extent of the breach was yet to be known, like also the fact that it would not have been an isolated case, but just the beginning of a nightmare.

However this is not the only example of a Fortune 500 company deeply hit, and thanks to a very smart hint by @bufferzone, I took the opportunity to collect in this timeline all the main cyber incidents involving Fortune 500 and Fortune 500 Global companies since 2011 to nowadays.

The adopted selection criteria take into considerations only incidents involving a direct impact on end users, so defacements have not been taken into consideration.

Fortune 500 Global companies are characterized by a blank value in the Rank column, whereas Fortune 500 companies are characterized by a red value. Also, when possible I inserted both values if the targeted company belongs to both charts and, in those cases in which a subsidiary company has been targeted, I have obviously inserted the rank of the parent company.

Fortune 500 Cyber Attacks TImeline

  1. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/27/rsa_security_breach/
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Network_outage
  3. http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201110/11-1012E/index.html
  4. http://www.wired.com/2011/05/l-3/
  5. http://www.forbes.com/sites/ilanagreene/2011/06/13/citigroup-data-breach-a-lesson-and-warning-for-all/
  6. http://www.darkreading.com/risk-management/lockheed-martin-suffers-massive-cyberattack/d/d-id/1098013?
  7. http://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/14142-RSA-SecurID-Breach-Spreads-to-L3-and-Northrop.html
  8. http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2011/07/11/anonymous-hackers-breach-booz-allen-hamilton-dump-90000-military-email-addresses/
  9. http://www.koreaherald.com/national/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20110728000881
  10. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/09/citigroup_data_breach_again/
  11. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/19/us-mitsubishiheavy-computer-idUSTRE78I0EL20110919
  12. http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/11/22/hackers-target-att-wireless-users/
  13. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Philips-com-Website-Hacked-User-Data-Leaked-252639.shtml
  14. http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/27698/r00tbeer-strikes-again-twice
  15. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Philips-Data-Published-by-Hackers-Identical-to-the-One-Stolen-in-February-287325.shtml
  16. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/31/philips_anon_hack/
  17. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Another-Group-Leaks-Old-Philips-Data-and-Takes-Credit-for-Hacking-the-Firm-289165.shtml
  18. http://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/mar/05/michael-jackson-back-catalogue-stolen
  19. http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/statement-nissan-is-taking-actions-to-protect-and-inform-employees-and-customers-following-an-intrusion-into-the-company-s-global-network-systems
  20. http://www.zdnet.com/nationwide-mutual-hack-affected-1-1-million-americans-7000008405/
  21. http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/10/hackers-steal-data-from-compromised-barnes-noble-payment-terminals/
  22. http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/10/hackers-steal-data-from-compromised-barnes-noble-payment-terminals/
  23. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/24/net-us-eads-thyssenkrupp-hacking-idUSBRE91N07M20130224
  24. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/24/net-us-eads-thyssenkrupp-hacking-idUSBRE91N07M20130224
  25. http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/02/facebook-computers-compromised-by-zero-day-java-exploit/
  26. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/19/us-apple-hackers-idUSBRE91I10920130219
  27. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-22/microsoft-experienced-cyberattacks-similar-to-apple.html
  28. http://japandailypress.com/toyota-reveals-its-website-was-hacked-but-no-customer-data-stolen-1930912/
  29. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24063621
  30. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24172305
  31. http://www.zdnet.com/sonys-password-resets-bleed-from-eu-into-us-7000023653/
  32. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/05/us-jpmorgan-dataexposed-idUSBRE9B405R20131205
  33. http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2014/01/17/actually-two-attacks-in-one-target-breach-affected-70-to-110-million-customers/
  34. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/business/target-puts-data-breach-costs-at-148-million.html
  35. http://www.zdnet.com/hackers-access-800000-orange-customers-data-7000025880/
  36. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-28/sears-secret-service-said-to-investigate-possible-data-breach.html
  37. http://www.esecurityplanet.com/hackers/smuckers-hacked.html
  38. http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/hackers-steal-personal-info-of-1-3m-orange-telco-customers/
  39. http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/05/ebay-password-database-hacked-users-asked-to-change-passwords/
  40. https://www.yahoo.com/tech/at-t-suffers-data-breach-88954139374.html
  41. http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/08/15/heres-the-list-of-the-209-stores-affected-by-the-supervalu-hack/
  42. http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/08/hackers-steal-records-on-4-5-million-patients-from-healthcare-system/
  43. http://www.zdnet.com/ups-store-hit-with-malware-attack-in-51-franchised-locations-7000032803/
  44. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-27/customer-data-said-at-risk-for-jpmorgan-and-4-more-banks.html
  45. http://www.thelocal.no/20140827/norwegian-oil-companies-hacked
  46. http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/09/problems-at-home-home-depot-investigates-potential-breach/
  47. http://online.wsj.com/articles/customers-data-may-have-been-hacked-at-albertsons-acme-stores-1412027253
  48. http://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2014/10/10/credit-cards-were-compromised-in-kmart-data-breach/
  49. http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/10/staples-likely-breached-retailer-defenses-back-in-spotlight/
  50. http://www.scmagazine.com/fidelity-national-financial-employees-targeted-in-phishing-attack/article/379527/
  51. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/hilton_honor_cards_breached/
  52. http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/11/all-us-postal-service-employees-personal-data-exposed-by-hackers/
  53. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/hsbc-turkey-hacked-for-credit-card-information.aspx?pageID=238&nID=74274&NewsCatID=346

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