Here at the ITRC, we are incredibly excited about the release of our first infographic. A large part of the work we do here at the ITRC is dealing with data breaches. Whether that means reporting them,  helping victims or providing best safety practices to avoid them.  We took some of the most interesting statistics from our 2013 Data Breach Report and turned it into an image so that we could more easily spread the word about what an issue this is. 

New ITRC Aftermath Survey Uncovers the Strong Emotional Toll Identity Theft Plays on its Victims

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – October 2, 2017The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, today released its Identity Theft: The Aftermath 2017 report that explores the impact of identity theft victimization.

Identity Theft Resource Center Launches #FreeFromAll3 Campaign to Help Consumers Protect Their Identities 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – September 18, 2017The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, today announced a new campaign pushing for free credit freezes for consumers.

GGA and ITRC Publish White Paper On Employer Obligations For Data Protection

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Generali Global Assistance ("The Company"), a leader in the assistance industry since its founding in 1963 and part of the global Generali Group, and the developer of a proprietary and innovative identity protection platform,  today published a white paper titled, "Data Protection: Employer Obligations and Motivations." 

Identity Theft Resource Center and Experian Join Forces to Help Fight Identity Theft 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – August 22, 2017The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, today announced a partnership with Experian®, a leading global information services company, to further enhance consumer education. 

At Mid-Year, U.S. Data Breaches Increase at Record Pace

SAN DIEGO and PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of U.S. data breaches tracked through June 30, 2017 hit a half-year record high of 791, according to recent numbers released by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and CyberScout. This represents a significant jump of 29 percent over 2016 figures during the same time period. At this pace, ITRC anticipates that the number of breaches could reach 1,500 in 2017, a 37 percent annual increase over 2016, when breaches reached an all-time record high of 1,093.

Data Breaches Increase 40 Percent in 2016, Finds New Report from Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout

Update:  Subsequent to the release of the following information, two duplicate breaches were removed bringing the year-end total for 2016 to 1,091. This was due to inconsistent naming conventions used in the data breach reporting process by different sources, i.e. media, breach notification letters and/or HHS.gov.SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and SAN DIEGO - Jan. 19, 2017 - The number of U.S. data breaches tracked in 2016 hit an all-time record high of 1,093, according to a new report released today by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and CyberScout (formerly IDT911). This represents a substantial hike of 40 percent over the near record high of 780 reported in 2015. This raises the question: are there actually more breaches or is it because more states are making this information publicly available?

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