Bad guys had a good year in 2018 – Record number of consumer files stolen
Click the picture above to hear the audio. Hackers had a record year in 2018. They stole nearly half a billion files (447-million) containing sensitive personal information last year – up 126 percent from 2017, according to a new report from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). “Data breaches are now a normal, everyday occurrence," the report concluded. While the number of data breaches in the U. S. dropped 23 percent from 2017 (1,244 vs. 1,632), that’s nothing to cheer a
Identity Theft: The Real Victim Impact Beyond the Numbers | BBBTrusted
By Eva Velasquez, CEO and President, Identity Theft Resource Center Data breaches and identity theft significantly impact both businesses and consumers. Last year alone (as of November 30, 2018), 1,138 data breaches exposed over 561,782,485 million records. In the March 2018 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, the Federal Trade...