Infographic: World’s biggest data breaches

As we turn the page on yet another year, the folks over at Information Is Beautiful have compiled an interactive infographic highlighting the biggest data breaches in recent history. You can scroll around to find out how, when and the magnitude of the each incident.

Whether it was, in fact, the “Year of the Breach” or the “Year of Breach Awareness,” 2014 shed light on IoT insecurities, device vulnerabilities and crippling cyberattacks. Financial institutions, big-box retailers, entertainment corporations and even government agencies all fell victim to an assortment of hackers over the past 12 months. From JPMorgan Chase and Sony Pictures to Home Depot and Staples, we’re taking a look back at some of the most devastating breaches of 2014.

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