Monday, February 8, 2016

8 of the Largest Data Breaches of All Time


According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there have been 5,754 data breaches between November 2005 and November 2015 that have exposed 856,548,312 records. According to their data, there were 783 breaches in 2014, the largest number of data breaches in a single year to date. Although this data includes a comprehensive list of data breaches, whether large-scale or small, there are a few that stand out from the rest as some of the worst data breaches in history in terms of resulting costs and the number of records compromised. This list of eight of the worst breaches in history highlights the cause of the breach and the effects on the public and business sectors.