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

California Dept. of Child Support Services

Credit: Fred Prouser / Reuters

Located: Sacramento

No. of records exposed: 800,000 adults and children on four computer storage devices lost by IBM and Iron Mountain, believed lost in transit between Boulder and Sacramento because of falling out of an unsecured container FedEx was transporting.

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