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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Vodafone Germany Insider Steals Customer Data Last September, Bloomberg reported that Vodafone suffered a data breach that could affect two million customers. The company later revealed that the attacker was an insider with intimate knowledge of their IT infrastructure. Deep inside its systems, the insider was able to grab what Vodafone refers to as a "Master Data" with details on more than two million users.

Cyberattackers got away with customer names, customer addresses, date of birth and partial bank account data. No credit card data, mobile passwords or PINs were reportedly taken in the breach. Vodafone identified the unspecified individual and, according to reports, Vodafone has filed charges.

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