11 data breaches that stung US consumers
Data breaches are more common than you might think. While the massive data breach at Equifax will almost certainly rank among the largest in history, smaller breaches happen more frequently.
"When you have a national brand, then it becomes major news," says Yaron Samid, founder and chief executive of Billguard, a company that monitors your credit and debit cards for unwanted charges. "A lot of smaller merchants get breached all the time."
Here are 11 high-profile U.S. data breaches from the past several years.