10 worst government data breaches

government data breaches

The 2012 political races were dominated by a debate about the “makers” versus the “takers” of government data breaches among the American electorate.

But it was government agencies themselves that were taken — by hackers, security flaws and employee ineptitude.

Government agencies, from small county election boards to NASA, suffered data breaches. In fact, our federal and state governments have lost more than 94 million data records in the past four years, according to a recent report.

No. 10: NASA.

No. 9: County Board of Elections, North Carolina.

No. 8: School system, Tennessee.

No. 7: Wisconsin revenue department….

 

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