The Big Data industry attracts investors, global capital and savvy tech entrepreneurs. But, unfortunately, it's also become a huge target for hackers who want to steal our data for nefarious purposes.
And data hacks can have severe repercussions for the companies responsible for keeping our personal information safe. There's the disruption of business to deal with, a loss of customer confidence, and, in some cases, massive fines.
But which companies have suffered the biggest data hacks? And how much did they have to pay for it? VPN service provider Surfshark has the answers. Using information from the IT Governance Blog and IBM's "Cost of a Data Breach" report, Surfshark created a list of the most expensive data breaches in recent history.
Advanced Info Service, Thailand's largest mobile phone operator, sits on top. It had to pay an eye-watering $58billion after hackers leaked 8 billion real-time records of customer data and mobile phone activity.
Keep on reading to see what other companies made it onto the list.