Via Scoop.it – internetbillboards
Identity theft is on the rise each year. In 2011 alone, Sony won the crown for largest number of people affected with a shade over 100 million. In spite of more advanced security measures, it seems data leaks are here to stay. With that said, take a look at these Top 13 Most Embarrassing Data Breaches. Perhaps you were affected by one or more of these. If so, or if you want to add to the list, just share your thoughts below. 1. Playstation Network and Sony Online Entertainment In April and May of 2011, the Sony Playstation Network was hacked not once, but twice, resulting in perhaps the largest data breach of all time. Credit card numbers and expiration dates as well as personal information for an estimated 77 million were hijacked. Sony Online Entertainment was estimated to have given up another 24.5 million, making this one the biggest screw-job to consumers during the Digital Age.
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