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.

Adobe Breach Impacts Millions Last October, Adobe announced that nearly three million customer credit card records and login data for an undetermined number of Adobe user accounts were impacted by an attack. According to some media outlets, 38 million users were affected by the cyberattack. Credit card data appears to have been encrypted, making it more difficult for criminals to exploit. Along with user data, Adobe reported that source code for Photoshop was also part of the data heist.

Adobe has offered one free year of credit monitoring to those users who encrypted credit card data was stolen.

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