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

Emory Healthcare, Inc.

Credit: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

Located: Georgia

No. of records exposed: Data related to 315,000 patients, including Social Security numbers, had been stored on 10 computer disks but went missing from a storage facility; a class-action lawsuit underway could cost the hospital $200 milion.

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