77 million users data exposed by gaming company


Considered the largest data breach in history when news became public in 2011.

In April 2011, the company’s disastrous systems intrusion and data breach exposed 77 million customer records globally including revealing credit card numbers for a small number. The company's systems were disrupted for an astonishing 23 days.

Britain’s Information Commissioners Office issued a £250,000 fine for security measures that did not comply with the UK's Data Protection Act 1998.

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