Barely halfway through 2014, the year’s already poised to become the scariest yet for digital security—topping even 2013’s massive Target breach. We’ve seen hacks against big-name retailers like eBay, Michael’s, and Neiman Marcus—plus hotels, online forums, and numerous other websites. The current tally of compromised credit cards from major breaches is closing in on 5 million, and online accounts?—half abillion.
Beyond active attacks, go-to encryption tool TrueCrypt was lost, and we’ve suffered through the single biggest web security lapseever. As we close in on the halfway point for 2014, here are the 10 biggest security stories so far.