Malware threats. Phishing attacks. Hacking. Cybercrime. These terms are simply the 21st century versions of old words like theft and robbery! The dictionary describes data breach as ‘a security incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen, or used by unauthorized persons’.
Fact is they cause damage that amounts to billions of dollars, and significant loss of trust. This infographic records some of the biggest cases of data breach – that led not just to loss of privacy, but also loss of valuable data like security numbers and credit card details.
The 21 Biggest Data Breaches Of The 21st Century:
Infographic by – Optimum Security
Also read Data Breaches and Cyber Crime: The World’s Worst Cases and The Rising Curve of Data Breaches: Record of the Past Decade