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11 data breaches that stung US consumers

Veterans Administration

Year: 2006

Affected: 26.5 million veterans and active-duty personnel

Cost: More than $384 million (Ponemon Institute estimate)

What happened: A laptop that a Department of Veterans Affairs employee had taken home was stolen. Veterans' names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and other personal information were taken.

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