In 2005, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) began monitoring and tallying the ever-growing number of US security breaches. Since then, the organization has seen a 397 percent increase in data exposure incidents across financial services, business, education, government and healthcare sectors. This week, the ITRC’s Data Breach List hit a milestone of 6,013 reported data breach incidents. So far in 2016, nearly 6.2 million records have been compromised – adding to the more than 851 million records exposed over the last decade.
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