7. Operation Shady Rat
Started in 2006, Operation Shady Rat, the last one in our list of biggest hacks of all time, is the name given to numerous hacks that targeted governments, international organizations, and defense contractors among others. It is estimated that 70 hacks were performed in more than 14 countries, resulting in amajor data leak of design schemes, personal contacts, emails and passwords and multiple other valuable information. Although the identity of the hackers was never confirmed, there is a rumor that the Chinese government could be behind all of this.