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The Error Of Your Ways: Top 10 Data Breaches Of 2014

CRN rounds up the top data breaches of the year so far, all of which illustrate how basic employee mistakes can lead to data exposure that impacts millions.

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6. Coca-Cola Company Breach And Proper Device Disposal

Security experts said a lapse in device destruction policy enforcement is at the heart of a January laptop data breach at the Coca-Cola Company. The incident, which involved the theft of laptops that were due to be properly disposed, was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. The laptops were not encrypted and contained the names, Social Security numbers and addresses of individuals and included other details, such as driver's license numbers, compensation and ethnicity. Coca-Cola said the laptops were recovered from a former employee who had been assigned to properly dispose of the laptops.

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