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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California DMV Investigates a Suspected Data Breach As early as last week, the California Division of Motor Vehicles reported a potential credit card data breach. Former Washington Post journalist Brian Krebs, in his column, "Krebs on Security," reports that these breaches were relative to online transactions that occurred on their website between August 2013 and January 2014 and could possibly affect the more than 11.9 million credit card transactions. There is also fear that that additional data such as driver's licenses, Social Security numbers, email and physical addresses could have been stolen as well.

Although officially no breach has been detected there, the DMV is performing a full forensic investigation and has reported a possible breach to banks and other related financial institutes.

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