Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Worst Data Breaches Ever

Collected and summarized by

The oldest of the 17 breaches they "honor" happened in February 2005. It is difficult to separate the effects of stricter reporting requirements and escalation of both criminal activities and organizational negligence, but it seems clear that the situation is not getting any better.

Beware of assuming that your data is not at risk if you don't go online, or only practice safe e-commerce. We are all at the mercy of every organization that has collected data on us, whether we know about it or not.

Updated to add: Computerworld adds "Your data's less safe today than two years ago."

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