Data breaches happen daily, in too many places at once to keep count. But what constitutes a huge breach versus a small one? ‘Information is Beautiful’ has created an amazing visualization map of the world’s biggest data breaches.
This mapping is based not necessarily on the number of records compromised, but on how much risk or damage the breach caused for companies, insurers and users or account holders. In some cases, passwords and other information were well protected by encryption, so a password reset eliminated the bulk of the risk.