It feels only natural that 2017 would be the year we experienced one of the worst security breaches of all time. The Equifax hack affected 145.5 million US consumers, but what's really shady is that the credit report company suffered another breach months before the one they disclosed in September. And trying to keep users in the dark for the sake of optics isn't an uncommon move. It took Yahoo almost a year to inform the public that it wasn't just a billion user accounts that were compromised. It was all of them.