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4 Turning Points in Cybercrime History

By: Samantha Murphy, Mashable

Data breaches happen on a near daily basis, and often they have a profoundly negative impact on the attacked business. But in some cases, they can change the security industry and influence legislation.

“Security breaches are relatively immeasurable, but the economic impact is small compared to the loss of confidence in security from the populace and from customers,” Carl Herberger of security solutions company Radware, told Mashable.

From millions of credit cards stolen from a national retailer to attacks conducted by other countries, here’s a look at some of the most noteworthy data breaches.

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