Using data from multiple sources including the FTC, DataLossDB and the Secret Service, a research team from Rasmussen college has produced the following infographic that visually displays the extent of damage resulting from the biggest data breaches on record.
While 2011 may be the year of the breach, the record for overall breach impact is still held by credit card payment processor Heartland Payment Systems with over 130 million accounts affected and costs in the neighborhood of seven billion dollars.
"In the digital age that we live in, it's not uncommon to see our privacy corrupted. As part of National Cyber Security Month, Rasmussen College - School of Technology & Design- Cyber Security degree program, brings to you this infographic that exposes the reach of the worst security breaches of all time..."
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