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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Apple Developer Portal Hacked Last July, Apple's developer site, where users can find tools and resources for programming Apple products, fell victim to cybercriminals and was taken offline for three days. Apple is reporting that it is possible that paid users accounts may have been compromised in the attack. Here is a quote from the email delivered to Apple community developers:

"An intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website. Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed, however, we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some developers' names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses may have been accessed."

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