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There were significant security breaches in February & March, including at such well-known firms as British Air, Premera Blue Cross and Uber. And, as every security professional knows, breaches not only have a financial impact on the organization, but they damage corporate reputation and negatively impact customer trust and loyalty. Here are the major breaches that made the press pages:

Here is another monthly cyber breach infographic for cyber attacks reported during January 2015. To see previous infographics see August 2014, September 2014, October 2014, November 2014 and December 2014. The month of January didn’t bring us many new breach notifications, but most of the ones we did learn about involve the compromise of POS (point of sale) systems. Such activity is likely the result of the growing capability of organized crime syndicates to perpetrate these more sophisticated attacks, combined with the ready ability to monetize the results by selling cardholder information to the black market.

Here is another monthly cyber breach infographic for cyber attacks reported during December 2014. To see previous infographics see August 2014, September 2014, October 2014 and November 2014. The pace of cyber attacks continued unabated even as the industry focused its attention on the after-effects of the Sony hack in November. As is common, the majority of the victims of financially motivated attacks were in fact notified by external parties after customers’ credit card data was found for sale on black sites.

Here is another monthly cyber breach infographic for cyber attacks reported during November 2014. To see previous infographics see August 2014, September 2014 and October 2014. The Sony hack is one of the most destructive cases we have seen. While the majority of cyber attacks have a financial motivation, in this case it seems that the attacker was a nation-state with political motives, or certainly an entity motivated to cause maximum damage.

Here is another monthly cyber breach infographic for cyber attacks reported during October 2014. To see previous infographics see August 2014 and September 2014. In the last few months we have seen a definite focus on the retail industry and it is clear that attackers have built an infrastructure to steal credit card numbers and convert them into money. During September mainly larger brick-and-mortar stores were breached, however, during October we have seen a substantial increase in attacks on online stores.