Top 7 Financial Services Hacks By The Numbers Are you up to date on the latest string of hacks and thefts that have cost financial institutions multimillions of dollars? From Anonymous's hactivism to the most recent credit card scandal, here are the most interesting 2013 data breaches to hit the headlines.
While many Wall Street banks were playing cyberwar games last weekend, their IT teams were busy trying to stop the real thing; an endless and relentless flow of attacks that has become the "new normal" in the industry.
Understandably, their security success rate is far from 100%. In recognition of the cybercriminals savvy enough to bypass security, here are a few of the most notable (and effective) cyber attacks to hit the headlines in the last year.
Attacks on this list range from the vengeful to fraudulent, but all demonstrate the fragility and susceptibility of our trusted systems. Here are the top 7 financial services hacks in 2013.
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|Top 7 Financial Services Hacks By The Numbers|
|160 Million Credit Cards, 5 Hackers, Hundreds of Million Withdrawn — July 2013|
|8 Men, 2 Years, and $15 Million in CyberFraud — June 2013|
|2,904 ATMs, 10 Hours, $45 Million Stolen — May 2013|
|7,000,000 Credit Card Accounts Hacked over 2 Years — April 2013|
|6,000 ATMs Withdraw $3 Million For 9 Identify Thieves — Feb 2013|
|4,600 Bank Executives Feel Anonymous's Revenge — Feb 2013|
|6,485,020 Unfortunate LinkedIn Connections — June 2012|
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