10 Head-Slapping Data Breaches

By Jordan Robertson - 2013-02-11T19:57:20Z

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It Doesn't Take Much

Data breaches don't always have the drama of a spy thriller or the sophistication of a Stuxnet. Sometimes a breach is caused by little more than a careless decision by a low-level worker.

Bloomberg.com examined data breach records from the past six months, courtesy of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and picked 10 examples that illustrate the sometimes simple and often head-slapping origins of our privacy violations.