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Gizmodo: The Great Data Breaches of 2017

By January 9, 2018 No Comments

Source: Gizmodo

A week hardly passed this year without a major data breach to remind us of how precarious the state of security was throughout 2017. And while I’d love to report otherwise, you’d be hard pressed right now to find anyone in the know who thinks things are looking up.

For starters, the personal information of every US voter was leaked; the Social Security numbers of more than a hundred million Americans were stolen; and a slew of retail businesses exposed untold amounts of your financial data. And when it was all said and done, what did we learn? Well, mostly that corporations are still terrible at keeping our sensitive information safe.

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