May 27, 2022

Reference Desk: Infographic: Largest Data Breaches of All Time and the DataLossDB

The infographic comes was designed by Nathan Yau at Flowing Data.

Direct to Largest Data Breaches of All Time” infographic

The data for the infographic comes via the DataLossDB from the Open Security Foundation. This is an EXCELLENT resource tracking data losses around the globe. Plus, stats, links to other databases, a daily update, monthly reports, and much more.


About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.