10 Of The Biggest Hacks Of All Time

Bitcoin Theft

2014 saw the site Mt. Gox suffer a huge theft of bitcoins. The hackers had been able to access the accounts of more than 400 users after stealing the passwords from the site’s internal database. The total value of the stolen bitcoins was an estimated $470 million and this eventually led to the site going out of business and the value of the virtual currency dropping significantly.

US Government Employee Leak

Suspected Chinese government security agents were responsible for an attack on the United States Office of Personnel Management, which is responsible for storing the personal details of government employees. The hack saw 22 million individuals have their data stolen, including social security numbers.