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The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2017 (So Far)

Data breach activity continued to accelerate in the first half of 2017, with the number of breaches jumping 29 percent, to 791. Here are the 10 biggest breaches of this year so far.

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6. World Wrestling Entertainment

Wrestling fans had their personal information exposed in July, as a database containing information on more than 3 million subscribers was stored on an unprotected AWS S3 server. While there is no clear evidence that hackers accessed the data, it was stored in plain text without a user name or password and was accessible by anyone who could access the site. Data potentially exposed included names, educational backgrounds, earnings, ethnicity, home and email addresses, and age ranges of users' children. Security researchers also discovered a second WWE database that was also incorrectly secured with information on European fans. The WWE has since moved to properly secure the AWS S3 server, it said.

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