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The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2013 (So Far)

When it comes to data breaches, attackers frequently target email addresses and passwords, infiltrating account credential databases at social networks and other online services. Here's a look at some of the top breaches so far this year.

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First Half Of 2013 Riddled With Password Breaches

The biggest data breaches in the first half of 2013 demonstrate that despite all the security technologies in place, attackers will find a way to penetrate defenses and access systems containing sensitive data. Security experts have told CRN that it's often a lapse in basic security measures that trip up businesses the most. Attackers take the easiest pathway into a corporate network to steal data and get out. Breaches are often carried out through a phishing email containing a link to an attack website or a malicious file that exploits a vulnerability on the end user's system. From password and third-party breaches to insider threats and nation-state driven attacks, here's a look at some of the biggest data breaches so far this year, showing that no organization is immune.

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