Data breaches are a huge concern in the modern digital age, and they’re far more common than we might want to believe. To show the biggest data breaches of the last ten years, Information is Beautiful has produced this striking ‘balloon race’ interactive piece, entitled the World’s Biggest Data Breaches.
Showing selected losses greater than 30,000 records, the infographic can be filtered by no. of records stolen, the sensitivity of the data, the year, method of leak or by industry, and it’s not only a fantastic example of an interactive data visualisation, but it demonstrates just how prevalent (and worrying) the issue of data breaches has become.
Click the graphic below to see the full interactive version: