Press Releases

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?

Eva Velasquez, CEO and President of the ITRC, Wins Stevie® Award In 2016 Stevie Awards for Women In Business

Women Around the World Recognized at Event in New York City

SAN DIEGO, Calif – November 21, 2016 – Eva Velasquez, CEO and president of the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, has been named the winner of a Bronze Level Stevie® Award in the Female Executive of the Year – Government or Non-Profit category in the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Identity Theft Resource Center Receives Grant to Further Combat Identity Theft across the Nation 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – November 17, 2016The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, today announced it is a proud recipient of the National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network (NITVAN) grant awarded from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). 

Identity Theft Resource Center Survey Reveals Additional Hardships Beyond Financial Burden

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - October 17, 2016 - The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft, today released its annual Identity Theft: The Aftermath 2016 report that explores the impact of identity theft victimization.

Identity Theft Resource Center and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Releases Alert to Warn Parents about Child ID Kit Scams

The organizations want parents to have the knowledge to be able to choose a proper service for their child’s ID Kit without putting their child at additional risk for identity theft.

First Orion and Identity Theft Resource Center Partner to Support Phone Scam Victims

SAN DIEGO and LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and First Orion today announced users of the PrivacyStar app and applications powered by the PrivacyStar service will have immediate and direct access to free victim assistance should a fraud or identity theft attempt occur.

 

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