The worst data breach incidents of 2012 – so far

Out of 189 breaches recorded through mid-June, here are the top 15 according to Identity Theft Resource Center.

By , Network World |  data breaches, slideshow

Global Payments, Inc.

Credit: Stelios Varias / Reuters

Located: Atlanta, Ga.

No. of records exposed: 1.5 million payment-card numbers, plus in June the company disclosed its investigation is also turning up potentially hacked servers with names of merchant applicants.

Related story: Investigation turns up second data breach

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