2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report

Identity Theft Resource Center® and CyberScout® Annual End-of-Year Data Breach Report Reveals 126% Increase in Exposed Consumer Data, 1.68 Billion Email-Related Credentials 

  • While the number of breach incidents is less than 2017, the Identity Theft Resource Center saw a 126 percent increase in the number of records that contained sensitive personally identifiable information.
  • The exploitation of usernames and passwords by nefarious actors continues to be a ripe target due to the increase in credential cracking activities – not to mention the amount of data that can be gleaned by accessing accounts that reuse the same credentials.
  • Reporting parties aren’t always the target. Many of those reporting incidents were compromised through third-party vendors.  

Download the full ITRC 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report

Download the ITRC 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report Key Findings Infographic (featured above)

View the full press release here.

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Charity Lacey, VP of Communications
CLacey@idtheftcenter.org
858-634-6390

 

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