Since 2005 there have been 4,890 data breaches tabulated, involving 670 million exposed records costing both companies and consumers "Billions of dollars" in revenue.
- In 2012, Hackers attacked the South Carolina Department of Revenue. They hacked 3.6 million accounts. $5.2 billion dollars were lost making this breach one of the costliest ever.
- In 2013, Adobe Systems were compromised in a serious attack. The attackers disclosed 152 million records, including customer names, IDs, encrypted passwords and debit/credit card numbers with expiration dates, source code, and other information relating to customer orders.
- Facebook Inc - Inadvertently exposed 6 million users’ personal data to unauthorized viewers over the past year. Facebook blamed the data leaks, which began in 2012, on a technical glitch in its massive archive of contact information collected from its 1.1 billion users worldwide.
Data Center Facts
- Facebook - spent $900 million on servers, storage, network gear and data centers in 2011; however, Facebook made about $1 billion in profits on revenue of more than $3.7 billion.
- Google - spent $951 million on its data center operations in just the fourth quarter of 2011.
- Microsoft data center - With a count of 1 billion users and 100,000 servers, Microsoft has so far spent around $23 billion on its data centers.
- Hardware sales related to corporate-data projects are expected to more than double to $15.7 billion in 2017 from $7.16 billion in 2013.