In 2007, ITRC documented 446 paper and electronic breaches. This is a significant increase from 2006 which listed in excess of 321 publicized breaches. In 2005, there were 157 incidents on the ITRC Breach Report.
Based on ITRC’s categorization, the 2007 breaches break down as follows: 24.7% government/military agencies, 24.9% from educational institutions, 29.1% from general businesses, 14.1% from health/medical companies, and 7.2% from banking / credit / financial services entities.
ITRC has been tracking and compiling statistics on data breaches since 2005 – view the multi-year report