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The 7 Most Sensational Breaches Of 2016

The biggest hacks, data exposures, and thefts that left companies and government entities reeling.
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Remember when mega-breaches of hundreds of millions of people's credit card numbers seemed to be the worst attackers could throw at enterprises. What a quaint time that was. This last year has seen a drastic drop in those kinds of wholesale breaches. Nowadays the numbers don't look nearly as dramatic, but the implications of breaches are actually much more serious. In 2016 the most impactful hacks and exposures directly lead to tens of millions in fraudulent money transfers, potentially  impacted national elections, and got enterprise executives sacked from their jobs. 

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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