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11 data breaches that stung US consumers

Tricare

Year: 2011

Affected: About 5 million Tricare military beneficiaries

Cost: $130 million (Ponemon Institute estimate)

What happened: Computer backup tapes with personal data on military service members were stolen from the car of an employee of Science Applications International Corp., a defense contractor for Tricare, the health care program for service members. Much of the data was not encrypted.

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