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Average Cost of a Data Breach in the U.S. Rises Despite Decline in Number of Breaches

Another week has gone by, and there are new data compromises for the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) to educate businesses and consumers on. Since 2005, the ITRC has tracked publicly-notified U.S. data breaches and has tracked over 10,000 breaches since then; more recently, using 25 different information fields and 63 different identity attributes that are updated daily. On […]

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Massive Smart Home Breach Leads to Consumer Security Concerns

A newly disclosed smart home breach has consumers and tech manufacturers concerned. Luckily, it appears to be the work of the good guys or “hacktivists.” These cybersecurity experts infiltrate networks and find security flaws to inform the companies so they can fix these problems. In this case, they found a database containing private, sensitive information […]

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2015 Data Breaches

January 25, 2016 – The number of U.S. data breaches tracked in 2015 totaled 781, according to a recent report released by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and sponsored by IDT911™. This represents the second highest year on record since the ITRC began tracking breaches in 2005. For the first time since 2011 the business sector again […]

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2016 Data Breaches

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, […]

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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 […]

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ITRC Call Center Stats of 2016

Each month, the Identity Theft Resource Center compiles the data from its toll-free call center to get a better sense of what types of identity theft crimes are affecting the public. By categorizing each victim case by the type of identity theft it corresponds to, the ITRC can then help law enforcement agencies and policymakers […]

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ITRC and ID&911 Partner to Produce Research Reports, Track Breaches

The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) today announced a partnership with IDT911™ (IDentity Theft 911®) for their corporate sponsorship of ITRC’s Breach List, supplemental reports and related research efforts involving data breach incidents. Together, the two organizations will drive awareness regarding the growing number of data breaches and the potential risk of identity theft, which may plague a consumer […]

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Breaches Knowing Less and Less

San Diego, CA (July 11, 2012):  The Identity Theft Resource Center® recorded 213 breaches for the first six months of 2012, with an astonishing 63.4% of them having no reported attributes.  This represents a doubling in the number of data breaches which did not have any type of attributes identified for the incident, giving the […]