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.

Neiman Marcus Data Breach On the heels of Target's breach came Neiman Marcus's announcement that more than 1.1 million credit and debit card numbers may have been compromised from mid-July to late October 2013. It was reported that cybercriminals infiltrated and infected terminals at Neiman Marcus stores using the same methods as the Target data breach. Neiman Marcus doesn't use PIN pads, so it appears as though no PIN data was stolen, but rather only track data from the credit card's magnetic strips.

Neiman Marcus is trying to repair its image by offering a year of free credit monitoring and identity-theft protection to anyone compromised in this...

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