10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2011 (So Far)


Half Over And Already A Big Year For Data Breaches

While barely half over, 2011 might easily be called the “year of data breaches.” Over the last six months, cyber criminals have rocked the security world with unprecedented attacks on industries previously thought to be impenetrable.

During 2011, global hacker groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec were catapulted into the spotlight with reams of public high-profile cyber assaults. And with attacks against gaming companies such as Sony and Sega, to multinational banks, highly protected government agencies, and a certain security fortress, no one seemed to be immune.

Here is a look at 10 of the biggest data breaches so far this year.