In Pictures: The most mortifying moments in IT security history

From Lockheed Martin and HBGary Federal to the US government and Cornell University, no one is immune to humiliating security glitches

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“Let’s be clear. This disclosure is not just an attack on America – it’s an attack on the international community.” – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2010 following the WikiLeaks data dump of confidential diplomatic cables, some of which showed Clinton ordering a secret spy mission by U.S. diplomats to obtain biometric data, credit-card, passwords, encryption keys and other data on U.N. Security Council representatives.

Credit: Yuri Gripas / Reuters

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