In pictures: 12 biggest data breaches of the last 12 months

Many companies have felt the effects of data theft over the last several years. It's 2014 and it doesn't look like the going is getting any easier. The technology sector seems most at risk with every week bringing the world another reported data breach. Here we look at the largest breaches in the last year.

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Ubuntu Forum Users Data Exposed Ubuntu Forums, a volunteer, developer-centric website that focuses on the Ubuntu Linux distribution, reported a massive data breach in July 2013. Hackers were able to obtain encrypted passwords, email addresses and usernames of the site's community that consists of approximately 1.8 million users. Hackers also defaced the homepage of the site with an image of a machine gun carrying penguin and the Twitter handle @sputn1k_.

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