Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Data Breaches at Record Highs - Up 2.2% Over 2014

As of August 18, 2015, US data breaches have reached record highs. Five-hundred and five breaches is a 2.2% increase over 2014's record number of 494 for the same time period, according to a report by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC).

The business and healthcare industries top the list at 39.4 and 34.9, respectively. The ITRC compiles the breach list after confirming with various media sources as well as notifications from government agencies.

"The business and healthcare industries top the list at 39.4 and 34.9, respectively."
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Sources:
(a) Identity Theft Breach Report 2015 - www.idtheftcenter.org, 08/18/2015

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