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2015: The Year Of The Breach; Close To 200 Million Personal Records Exposed

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2015: The Year Of The Breach; Close To 200 Million Personal Records Exposed

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This article was posted on Tuesday, 16:28, UTC.

This year will go down as the year of the personal data breach. Consumers all over the world are learning their personal information is not safe with businesses, health insurers, financial institutions, the government, and even the educational sphere. Estimates of the number of personal records exposed in 2015 range from 176 million to more than 193 million from about 730 breaches. Research indicates hackers are concentrating on medical and health care sectors that store patient data that cannot be replicated like credit card data. The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) data breach report tracks seven types of data losses:…

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Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.

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