A List of the Top 10 Data Breaches

Three of the largest data breaches of all time have occurred in 2011.

Posted by Joe Gerard in Article on November 16th, 2011
Data breaches seem to be taking over the headlines in recent years – which is pretty scary if you think about it. In an article for Superconductor, Luther Martin shares a list of the top 10 largest data breaches of all time. It’s important to note that three of the breaches occurred in 2011.

According to Martin’s list, the top data breaches occurred at the following companies:

  1. Heartland Payment Systems
  2. TJX
  3. TRW
  4. Sony Corporation
  5. CardSystems
  6. SK Communications
  7. Steam
  8. RockYou
  9. US Department of Veterans Affairs
  10. HM Revenue and Customs

Click on the link below to see how many files were exposed in each case.

Read More: The list of the 10 biggest data breaches changes AGAIN


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