Identity Theft Resource Center Names Recipients of Awards under the National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network Expansion (NITVAN II) 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – October 20, 2017The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, today announced six sub-grantees have been competitively selected to lead new coalitions

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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