A Visualization of the World’s Largest Data Breaches [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 24, 2013
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The people from Information is Beautiful have built a stunning visualization of the world’s biggest data breaches in the past decade, and it is rather scary to see. We have heard it quite often in the past years, large companies that have been hacked and where massive records and passwords, sometimes including millions of social security numbers or credit card details, were stolen. Now we can see all those data breaches in one infographic and it is rather frightening, and eye-opening.

The people from Information is Beautiful have built a stunning visualization of the world’s biggest data breaches in the past decade, and it is rather scary to see. We have heard it quite often in the past years, large companies that have been hacked and where massive records and passwords, sometimes including millions of social security numbers or credit card details, were stolen. Now we can see all those data breaches in one infographic and it is rather frightening, and eye-opening. Click on the infographic to go to the interactive version so you can click on the details to find more information about each event.

World's biggest Data breaches - infographic