Data theft is off to a troubling start this year, with two massive breaches occurring in March and April. Hackers' success in grabbing millions of records at Epsilon and Sony are just the latest example of increasingly sophisticated attempts to steal sensitive personal information. Here's a list of the five most expensive data theft cases in the United States:
The Epsilon breach involved millions of addresses at some of America's best-known companies. Some security breaches can cost hundreds of dollars per compromised record.
Social-networking 'ifarmers' post messages from their tractor, or even from horseback, to reach consumers.
Frozen vegetables recall was announced after customers reported glass shards in the packages. Here's a list of the Wal-Mart and Kroger products affected.
24,000 pounds of frozen vegetables sold at Kroger and Walmart have been recalled for suspicion of containing glass fragments.
Kroger issued an ice cream recall for its Deluxe Chocolate Paradise Ice Cream because the labels don't warn consumers that it contains nuts.
Wal-Mart launched a $2 billion commitment to feeding hungry Americans Wednesday. It will donate more than 1.1 billion pounds of food, and it will help food banks become more efficient.
Wal-Mart is planning to donate $2 billion over the next five years to US food banks, more than doubling its annual rate of giving.