Worst Data Breaches Ever - ChoicePoint

By Debra Donston  |  Posted 2007-08-15 Print this article Print
Worst Data Breaches Ever - ChoicePoint
September 2005


Through what amounted to a social hack, criminals gained access to the systems of database giant ChoicePoint. The data of more than 145,000 people was exposed.


The last few years have seen a slew of data breaches-all bad, but some worse than others. In the spirit of learning what not to do by example, eWEEK presents some of the worst data breaches ever. (Unfortunately, likely to be continued ...)


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