What is a data breach?
A data breach is the intentional or unintentional release of secure information to an untrusted environment. Other common phrases for this phenomenon include unintentional information disclosure, data leak and also data spill.
Incidents range from concerted attack by black hats with the backing of organized crime or national governments to careless disposal of used computer equipment or data storage media. Definition “A data breach is a security incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen or used by an individual unauthorized to do so.” Data breaches may involve financial information such as credit card or bank details, personal health information (PHI), Personally identifiable information (PII), trade secrets of corporations or intellectual property.
The definitive list of all data breaches by Privacy Rights Clearing House
Top 10 Most Likely to be Breached
Like the famous Dead Pool. The top 10 list of people most likely to be breached next.
#1 – Federal Reserve
#2 – SWIFT Network
#3 – XBOX Live
#4 – Apple
#5 – Amazon
#6 – AFIS
#7 – Fidelity
#8 – CIC Bank
#9 – Facebook
#10 – Windows Mobile
Updated: June 7, 2011
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