The Identity Theft Resource Center® recorded 614 breaches on the 2013 ITRC Breach List, a dramatic increase of 30% over the total number of breaches tracked in 2012. The Healthcare sector accounted for 43.8% (269) of the total breaches on this list, overtaking the business sector at 34.4% (211) for the first time since 2005, when the ITRC first began tracking data breaches. This comes as no surprise to the ITRC, with more and more breaches being reported to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Updated Release 2/20/2014 

 

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