Despite increased vigilance about cyber security, data breaches are still happening. Hackers, laptop thefts, and errors can all lead the exposure of sensitive information.Barnes & Noble announced that the "the tampering of devices used by customers to swipe credit and debit cards in 63 of its stores was a 'sophisticated criminal effort' to steal information, and reiterated its working with federal law enforcement authorities," according to the Associated Press. Three Mass. stores in Chestnut Hill, Hingham, and Walpole were affected.
Take a look at some notable recent cases of data breaches, thefts, and leaks.