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Data Breaches



Whenever there is a data breach (hacking), to cover up their negligence the (ir)responsible organization claims it was a "sophisticated" hacking, pretending it was done by hacker geniuses -- so there was nothing the organization could have done about it -- and not by the organization's IT incompetence. But data breaches are caused by IT incompetence, i.e. IT incompetents, not black hat hacker Einsteins. Period.

To understand and appreciate Data Breaches be sure to read the Principles of IT Incompetence.

Chronological by year with most recent at top and alphabetical by organization within a year.


BAH-NSA hacked 2013 Edward Snowden.

National Security Agency (NSA), 2013



Since Information Technology (IT) is really communication-of-information technology, IT is mostly computer networking. "Computer" includes supercomputers, desktops, laptops, tablets, phones, TV, etc. There has been a "convergence" and all of these devices now communicate -- their most important function -- over the Internet.

For years the NSA was primarily a human spy agency. The NSA did do research in encryption, for which they became well-known, but did so primarily so they (and the CIA) could communicate securely with their human spies and break the communications of enemy human spies, particularly those from the Soviet Union.


Dell-CIA hacked 2012 Edward Snowden.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 2012



Since Information Technology (IT) is really communication-of-information technology, IT is mostly computer networking. "Computer" includes supercomputers, desktops, laptops, tablets, phones, TV, etc. There has been a "convergence" and all of these devices now communicate -- their most important function -- over the Internet.

For years the CIA was primarily a human spy agency. They did little with IT except use it to communicate securely with their human spies and break the communications of enemy human spies, particularly those from the Soviet Union.