Data Breaches

Year-End Data Breach News Is a Grim Reminder: There’s Work to Be Done

Another year, another record-setting report… The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) with sponsor CyberScout released the 2017 Annual Data Breach Year-End Review stating 2017 hit a new all-time high of 1,579, up 44.7 percent over last year’s record total of 1,091 breaches.

New Yahoo Update Says Data Breach Compromised All 3 Billion Accounts

Last year, Yahoo announced that a database containing the login credentials for around one billion users had been found online.

Equifax Breach Exposes 143 Million SSNs

For decades, consumers have been told to monitor their credit reports as a way to stay on top of their identities and to maintain general financial well-being.

Schools Are a Hot Target for Data Thieves

Going to school is a meaningful part of every child’s life, no matter what kind of educational setting they attend. It’s filled with exciting new experiences, but unfortunately, it can also include some frustration and even some heartache before your students complete their education.

Data Breach in Kansas Steals SSNs in Ten Other States

Big Data means big money, whether that’s for advertisers, industries… or cybercriminals. As one state government agency in Kansas has learned the hard way, access to complete data sets for millions of people at a time can put entire networks and servers in the hackers’ crosshairs.

Anthem Struck by Yet Another Data Breach in a Year of Record Setting Numbers

The medical sector is often hard hit by data breaches, hacking events, and tactics like ransomware attacks, largely because they work with vast amounts of highly sensitive information. 

2017 Data Breaches Hit Half-Year Record High

For more than a decade, the Identity Theft Resource Center has tracked data breaches to form a better picture of how this issue continues to occur and to identify trends over time. Now, 2017 has posted a new record.


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