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Data Breaches Now In-Line With 2014 Record Pace

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: December 16, 2015 in Industry News

The latest account from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there has been a total of 717 data breaches recorded through December 1, 2015, and that more than 176 million records have been exposed. The annual total includes 21.5 million records exposed in the attack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in June and 78.8 million health care customer records exposed at Anthem in February.

The total number of breaches jumped by 27 incidents from the prior report on November 24, bringing the total number of incidents to date this year to within two of the 719 incidents as of the same period in 2014. The ITRC recorded 783 breaches last year, and that total could easily be topped in the last month of this year.

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