Personal Data Of Over 49M Californians Breached In Last Four Years

 Thursday, February 18, 2016

 Canadian Underwriter

The personal information records of more than 49 million Californians have been at risk over the past four years, according to a new report released by the state’s Attorney General.

On Wednesday, Kamala D. Harris released the comprehensive report detailing the nature of data breaches reported to her office over the past four years. The report found that between 2012 and 2015, there were 657 data breaches, compromising over 49 million records. Social security numbers (49.6%), payment card data (39%) and medical information (19%) were the top three types of data breached.