The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2013 (So Far)


NSA Surveillance Program Breach

Edward Snowden, the high-profile Booz Allan government contractor, is receiving widespread headlines for releasing data on the National Security Agency's surveillance program as part of its counter terrorism activities. Security experts told CRN that the breach is an example of the internal threats posed to organizations. Snowden was with Booz Allan for only three months, assigned to a team in Hawaii. Snowden had access to top-secret data and over time used a thumb drive to take thousands of confidential documents, damaging to the NSA. He remains in Moscow where he has sought political asylum.