For more than a decade, a series of high-profile security breaches have bought to light the vulnerability of the security systems upon which we rely. The best known include:
- Titan Rain: Hackers were able to gain access to U.S. defense contractor computer networks and siphon off large amounts of information.
- New York Times: Ten years after Titan Rain, Chinese hackers broke into the New York Times network and gained access to employees' computers and passwords.
- Target: More than 40 million credit and debit cards and 70 million records, including names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of customers were stolen in the attack on the retail giant.