24 Feb ITRC Reports Total of 140 Breaches in 2018
The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) recently reported that there had already been 140 breaches as of February 21, which translates to around 3 million exposed records since the start of the year.
The total number in 2017 was 1,579, which was 45% higher than in 2016. ITRC says that the business sector has the highest number of records compromised in 2018, which is 2.1 million in 57 incidents. This is followed by the medical sector, then the financial and banking sector. The government and military, and lastly the education sector occupy the bottom of the list.
In total, the ITRC had already counted 8,652 breaches involving 1.07 billion records from 2005 to February 16, 2018.
Source: 24/7 Wallstreet