As hackers become more sophisticated, companies that hold our private information are at an increased risk of being compromised. Breach the World allows you to explore the history of data breaches from 2004 to the present day, showing how governments, financial institutions, healthcare providers and even the entertainment industry have been affected by hacks, insider leaks and poor judgement.

Use the filters below to discover the most-hacked entities, the most frequently lost records and where in the world was affected. Some breaches were so big they are literally off the scale; by checking the 'Increased scale' box you can view these mammoth hacks.

World's Biggest Data Breaches

Potential loss of money

(based on $158 per record)

Estimated total loss


Most common method used to compromise records

Companies with an unknown amount of records lost

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