The world’s biggest data breaches, in one interactive chart
So many companies get hacked every year–the latest being the Sony one–that it’s hard to keep track of which sites and services have had consumer data stolen. This chart from Information is Beautiful revels the biggest data breaches over the last few years and how hackers got that data.
The Adobe hack in September 2013, in which 152 million records containing user IDs, passwords, and credit card information, looks to be the biggest, followed by the Ebay leak in February and early March of 2013. Both were the work of hackers.