U.S. — 2016 Data Breaches Up 4.7% Year Over Year

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The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) indicates┬áthat there has been a total of 155 data breaches recorded through March 15, 2016, and that more than 4.3 million records have been exposed since the beginning of the year. The total number of records increased only modestly compared with the prior week, but there remain several acknowledged breaches for which no numbers have yet been published…

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The medical/health care sector has posted 34.2% (53) of data breaches to date this year. The number of records exposed in these breaches totaled more than 3.77 million, or nearly 88% of the total so far in 2016…

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