The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2016

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Bigger And Badder

Another year, another collection of massive data breaches. While 2015 had some massive breaches, 2016 proved worse, with two of the largest data breaches in history, a massive hack at the Democratic National Committee with major political implications and a continued onslaught of breaches in healthcare, point-of-sale technology and within the federal government.

However, data breaches can mean a rising opportunity around security for partners, according to a study by Piper Jaffray, which found an 80.9-percent correlation between the number of breaches and revenue growth for security companies. Revenue growth is usually seen two quarters after an escalation of incidents, the study found.

As 2016 comes to a close, all signs point toward another year of data breaches and security threats, with emerging threat vectors around IoT and other points of entry. But before that happens, let's take a look back at some of the biggest incidents from the year that was.

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