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.

By Jared Newman, PCWorld |  IT Management, BlackBerry, Facebook

The rise and fall of Lulzsec

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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