The year in tech: biggest fails, flops, and faux pas

2012 brought its fair share of mistakes, flops, and failures. Here are 20 of the biggest tech mishaps from the past year.

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The rise and fall of Lulzsec

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The hacker collective Lulz Security (or LulzSec) loved to talk a big game about its many exploits, but once authorities got their hands on the group’s alleged leader, everything came crashing down. Arrested in secret, Hector Xavier Monsegur became a model informant who worked tirelessly to dismantle the group from the inside. So much for sticking it to The Man.

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